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1 year 3 months ago

LA County man died from West Nile virus

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County health officials say an elderly man who lived in the South Bay area has died after being infected with the West Nile virus. Dr. Jonathan Fielding said Thursday that the man had pre-existing health conditions and was hospitalized at the time of his...

1 year 4 months ago

West Nile spreading in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado health officials say the West Nile virus is spreading in Colorado. Longmont will soon begin citywide spraying and Boulder County Public Health plans to have its own contractor. The town of Erie is also expanding its efforts. The state health department said the first case of...

2 years 3 months ago

Your Healthy Family: West Nile Virus

Last week, an elderly woman became California's first casualty of the West Nile virus, and several others have died in states like Texas and Arizona. Here's more in today's Your Healthy Family. It's those pesky mosquitoes that carry West Nile, so how can you protect yourself and your family?...

2 years 3 months ago

West Nile found in Nebraska

A human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Nebraska. Health officials there say a man in his 50's tested positive for the virus, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The county involved received notice of the test results earlier this week. There have...

3 years 2 months ago

2 cases of West Nile reported in SW Colo

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Health officials in southwestern Colorado report two new cases of West Nile virus. The San Juan Basin Health Department says a 72-year-old La Plata County man has tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus, as well as a 33-year-old woman in Archuleta County. The Durango Herald...

3 years 3 months ago

West Nile virus dangerous after heavy rains

State officials are testing for West Nile virus after monsoon rains brought mosquitoes out in force. So far, Colorado officials have confirmed only one human case of the virus, which can cause flulike symptoms and sometimes death. The Denver Post reports that a 47-year-old Longmont woman tested positive...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado man died from West Nile

Mesa County officials say an elderly man is the first person to die from the West Nile in that county this year. The man's death was announced Wednesday. His name was not released. Mesa County has had 10 cases of West Nile reported this year and some of the...

4 years 2 months ago

1st West Nile death in Colorado this year

Weld County health officials say a 79-year-old woman has died from the West Nile Virus. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday that it is Colorado's first death related to the virus this year. Health officials say the Weld County woman developed symptoms from...

4 years 4 months ago

West Nile Virus confirmed in Pueblo

Pueblo's first case of West Nile Virus this year has been confirmed, according to Sarah Bruestle of the Pueblo City/County Health Department. The patient, who had to be hospitalized, is now home and expected to fully recover. West Nile Virus is transmitted to people through mosquito bites. Symptoms...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado woman diagnosed with West Nile

Larimer County health officials say a 39-year-old woman in LaPorte is the second Coloradan with a confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. The woman, whose name wasn't released, is the first Larimer County resident diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease this year. The Larimer County Department of Health...

4 years 6 months ago

Local mosquito control programs squashed

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the un-official start to summer and time to fight off those pesky mosquitoes. In the past, the El Paso and Pueblo Health Departments have sprayed chemicals to kill the nasty bugs, but not anymore. "Due to budget cuts we eliminated our mosquito control program and...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado State University unveils new biosciences center

A new $53 million research center at Colorado State University is designed to bring together scientists and businesses for research into diseases and developing treatments. The 72,000-square-foot Research Innovation Center on the Fort Collins campus includes office space for businesses and bioscience laboratories. University officials said Tuesday the goal...

5 years 2 months ago

West Nile Virus confirmed in Pueblo County

A Pueblo County resident has a confirmed case of West Nile virus, according to the Pueblo City-County Health Department, the first case of 2009. In addition, three horses in the county have tested positive. "The individual that tested positive for West Nile virus is recovering at home and most...

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