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    SAN ANTONIO – Austin Public Health officials are confirming that 31 pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Austin-Travis County. Three probable human cases of West Nile Virus have also been reported in the county so far, officials say. The affected ZIP codes of where the positive mosquito pools are located can be viewed in the map below, provided by Austin Public Health. Mosquito update: There have been 31 total mosquito pools positive for West Nile Virus this year across Austin-Travis County. Dont forget to drain standing water on and around your property! #FightTheBite ????https://t.co/9fixUxSiEk pic.twitter.com/NdfbqaDSm9— Austin Public Health (@AusPublicHealth) September 25, 2020 Earlier this month, Brazos County Health District’s Mosquito Surveillance Unit also confirmed that...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Six New Yorkers were recently diagnosed with West Nile virus, with one New York City resident dying from the infection, the Health Department announced Thursday. According to the Health Department, the patients — two people from Queens, two from Manhattan, one from Brooklyn and one from Staten Island — were diagnosed in the 2020 season and were admitted to the hospital. One of the patients from Manhattan, who is said to be over 65 years old and is thought to have been infected while traveling out of NYC, succumbed to the infection. This is the first death from West Nile virus...
    An Oklahoma resident is currently hospitalized with a possible case of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, officials in the Sooner State announced this week. The patient, from Oklahoma County, was not identified. He or she has been tested for West Nile virus, though the results from the test are seemingly pending as the case was identified as “possible” in a news release from the Oklahoma-City County Health Department (OCCHD). The possible case marks the first in the county this year, per officials. “People should be aware that by minimizing the exposure to mosquitoes and taking additional preventative measures, the risk and chances of becoming infected are reduced,” said OCCHD Epidemiologist Cynthia Bates, in a statement. West Nile virus —  which...
    WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — Contra Costa County officials were warning local residents to take precautions against the West Nile Virus after two people were diagnosed with the illness and infected chickens and dead birds have been discovered. So far this year, 11 groups of mosquitoes, 15 dead birds and the two sentinel chickens have tested positive for the virus in Contra Costa County. The eastern part of the county has seen most of the West Nile Virus activity thus far, but one of three dead birds found recently was in Concord, Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District officials said. “The first positive bird of the year was from Martinez. Now, with a bird from Concord, it’s an important...
    YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) – Health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus in Yolo County. Yolo County’s Health and Human Services Agency said its Communicable Disease Program received the confirmation and said the patient was ill last month but is now recovering. Details regarding where in the county the patient contracted the virus were not available. “Although this patient is now recovering, it is important to note that there is a risk of contracting West Nile virus in Yolo County this time of year,” said Yolo County Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Mary Ann Limbos. “West Nile virus is spread to people from the bite of mosquitoes. By making regular checks of their yards and draining...
    A 76-year-old woman died in Westchester County, north of NYC, after contracting the West Nile virus, health officials announced Wednesday. The Yonkers resident had “significant underlying medical conditions” and died on August 22, ABC News reported. Was the first county resident to be diagnosed with the disease this year, County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler said in a statement. “The vast majority of people who contract the virus recover, and we usually only have a few cases a year.” Symptoms of the virus resemble the flu or food poisoning and can include high fever, body aches, and gastrointestinal problems. The most effective way to prevent the virus is protect yourself from mosquitoes. “Wear insect repellent, wear...
    DEADLY West Nile fever has claimed its SIXTH fatality in Spain after spreading to yet another region. The latest victim, a 72-year-old man from Cadiz, died in hospital from the deadly fever in the latest place to suffer an outbreak.  ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5West Nile virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, has killed six peopleCredit: Cadiz Council 5The regional government of Andalusia is spending nearly £100,000 on preventative measuresCredit: Cadiz Council Two other people have died from the virus spread by mosquitos in the area - an 87-year-old woman, and a man aged 59 - who is the youngest victim so far. It brings the total number of fever...
    A 76-year-old woman from Westchester County died after contracting the West Nile virus, health officials announced Wednesday. The Yonkers resident, who had “significant underlying medical conditions,” died on Aug. 22, WABC reported. She was the first county resident to be di agnosed with the illness this year, Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler said in a statement. “The overwhelming majority of people who get the virus do recover, and we generally have only a few cases each year,” Amler noted. One Westchester resident last year contracted the bug, while there were four cases in 2018, LoHud reported. Symptoms of the virus resemble the flu or food poisoning and can include high fever, body aches and gastrointestinal issues, the CDC...
    A 76-year-old girl from Westchester County died after contracting the West Nile virus, well being officers introduced Wednesday. The Yonkers resident, who had “important underlying medical situations,” died on Aug. 22, WABC reported. She was the primary county resident to be identified with the sickness this yr, Westchester County Well being Commissioner Sherlita Amler stated in a press release. “The overwhelming majority of people that get the virus do get better, and we usually have just a few instances every year,” Amler famous. One Westchester resident final yr contracted the bug, whereas there have been 4 instances in 2018, LoHud reported. Signs of the virus resemble the flu or meals poisoning and may embody excessive fever, physique aches and...
    In the midst the COVID-19 pandemic and with the flu season around the corner, Orange County Health Care Agency officials Wednesday announced the county’s first fatality from the West Nile virus this year. That virus is the main cause of mosquito-related disease in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is usually spread by the “bite of an infected mosquito.” Orange County officials did not release the name or age of the individual who died. What is known is that the deceased was an older man from Garden Grove who died from complications due to an infection. His case is one of five known symptomatic infections this year, according to county health officials. There...
    WHITE PLAINS, New York (WABC) -- A Westchester County resident who contracted West Nile Virus has died.Officials say a 76-year-old Yonkers resident with significant underlying medical conditions died on August 22.They say the resident was the first known positive case of the virus this year.RELATED | West Nile virus found in mosquito in Suffolk County"We are saddened to learn that the first resident to be diagnosed with West Nile Virus this year has died," Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler said. "The overwhelming majority of people who get the virus do recover, and we generally have only a few cases each year."Despite the low amount of reported cases, health officials urge Westchester residents to remove standing water from any containers...
    Westchester County has confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus this year, which has resulted in the person's death. The victim was a 76-year-old Yonkers resident with significant underlying medical conditions who died on Saturday, Aug. 22, the Westchester County Health Department reported on Wednesday, Sept. 16. “We are saddened to learn that the first resident to be diagnosed with West Nile Virus this year has died.," said Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD. "The overwhelming majority of people who get the virus do recover, and we generally have only a few cases each year.  "This should remind all of us to take precautions against mosquito bites by removing standing water from our property after it rains, and use...
    GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA) — Orange County public health officials say an elderly man from Garden Grove has died from West Nile virus, the first such death in the county this year. The man, who was not identified, is the county’s first human death associated with West Nile virus. The county has had five symptomatic infections of West Nile virus this year – two of whom had West Nile neuroinvasive disease and three who had fever. Four of these patients were hospitalized, county officials said. However, the majority of cases of West Nile fever do not seek medical care and are not tested, so the reported case counts “greatly underestimate the number of infected people in Orange County,” according to OC...
    BOSTON (AP) — Four communities in Middlesex County are now considered high risk for the West Nile virus, health officials said. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced four more human cases of the West Nile virus, bringing the total number in the state this year to seven. All four people were exposed in Middlesex County, officials said. The health department said Cambridge, Newton, Somerville and Watertown have been elevated to high risk for the mosquito-borne disease. Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland, Weston, and Winchester, which are also in Middlesex County, are now considered moderate risk. Dighton, Fall River, and Swansea in Bristol County are also moderate risk. There were five human cases of West Nile virus infection in...
    BOSTON (AP) — Four communities in Middlesex County are now considered high risk for the West Nile virus, health officials said. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced four more human cases of the West Nile virus, bringing the total number in the state this year to seven. All four people were exposed in Middlesex County, officials said. The health department said Cambridge, Newton, Somerville and Watertown have been elevated to high risk for the mosquito-borne disease. Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland, Weston, and Winchester, which are also in Middlesex County, are now considered moderate risk. Dighton, Fall River, and Swansea in Bristol County are also moderate risk. There were five human cases of West Nile virus infection in...
    Massachusetts health officials this week announced four new human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state’s total this year to seven. Three males and one female were infected, officials said. A male in his 40s, one in his 60s, and one in his 80s were all exposed to the virus in Middlesex County. The fourth case was reported in a female under the age of 19. She was exposed in Bristol County, per a news release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. WEST NILE VIRUS OVERLOOKED DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC? PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT CITES SIMILAR SYMPTOMS Their conditions were not made clear. West Nile virus —  which was first reported in the U.S. in 1999 — is typically spread...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The state health department announced four more cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts. There have now been seven cases in the state this year. Three men, one in his 40s, one his 60s and one in his 80s were exposed in Middlesex County. A female under the age of 19 was exposed in Bristol County. Health officials have elevated Cambridge, Newton, Somerville and Watertown to high risk for West Nile Virus. WNV is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Most WNV virus activity this year has been focused in an area around Boston and includes parts of Norfolk, Middlesex, and Essex counties. Health officials recommend using...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The city of Dallas will be doing mosquito control spraying again Thursday evening in several communities. This comes as Dallas County health officials say West Nile virus continues to be a real issue in communities. Patsy Oliver always comes to the park prepared. “I have insect repellent,” she said. “Repel 100. Protects 10 hours! You don’t want to get sick, a lot of that going on anyways, so why not protect yourself?” West Nile virus season officially runs from May 1 though Oct. 31 and so far this year, Dallas County has reported four deaths, an additional nine human cases, 379 positive mosquito traps and 390 positive mosquito pools. “We are seeing some indication that the numbers...
    Idaho health officials reported two human West Nile cases Wednesday, marking the first of the season. The infections were found among two residents in Owyhee County, which runs along the state’s southwest border. Both residents were over 50 years old. One had a diagnosis for West Nile fever and the other case was discovered through blood donor screening, per a news release from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. “The detection of West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes has increased significantly during the last few weeks and we strongly encourage Idahoans to fight the bite of mosquitoes to protect themselves and their families,” Dr. Leslie Tengelsen, the state public health veterinarian, said in the news release. “Confirmation of human infection makes it increasingly important for all...
    TEXAS – Officials with the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services (DCHHS) confirmed two additional deaths and two more cases from West Nile virus. According to a statement, these would be cases number 9 and 10 so far in 2020. Case number 9 is a 66-year-old resident who resides in zip code 75227. Case number 10 is a patient who is 40 years old and resides in zip code 75233. Both are Dallas residents and were diagnosed with the virus. Deaths number 3 and 4 are as follows: A 75-year-old person who lived in the 75081 zip code in Richardson. A 53-year-old resident who resided in the 75208 zip code in Dallas....
    Three new West Nile virus cases have been detected by the Connecticut Department of Public Health according to a press release the agency issued on Wednesday, Sept. 9, bringing the state's season total to four human cases.  Two of the patients that fell ill in the second week of August, both between the ages of 20 and 39, are recovering in Danbury and Newtown respectively.  One of these patients experienced a severe headache and fever, while the second is recovering from West Nile encephalitis, which is swelling in the brain caused by the West Nile virus. The third patient, in his or her 70s, experienced West Nile encephalitis after being diagnosed in the last week of August. The Greenwich resident...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Wednesday reported its third and fourth deaths related to the West Nile virus, along with two more human cases. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the two recent deaths were a 75-year-old Richardson resident in the 75081 zip code and and a 53-year-old Dallas resident in the 75208 zip code. The county also reported its eighth and ninth human cases of West Nile virus: a 66-year-old Dallas resident in the 75227 zip code and a 40-year-old Dallas resident in the 75233 zip code. “The confirmation of additional human cases and deaths due to West Nile virus this year is an extremely important reminder to the community of the need to take steps...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A DuPage County resident tested positive for West Nile Virus, marking the first confirmed human case of 2020 in Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, a woman in her 40s showed symptoms in mid August. Health officials are warning of West Nile Virus expose amid the pandemic while outdoor activities are more prevalent. Officials recommend using insect repellent when outside to protect from mosquitos carrying the virus as well as avoiding standing water. In 2019, IDPH reported 28 human cases of West Nile Virus, including one death. More information can be found on the IDPH website. 
    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Three Fairfield County residents have tested positive for the West Nile virus, bringing Connecticut's total of human cases this season to four, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday. A Greenwich resident between 70 and 79 years old became ill at the end of August and was hospitalized with West Nile encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that can sometimes be fatal. The person is recovering, health officials said. Two people between 20 and 39 years old from Danbury and Newtown tested positive in the second week of August and are recovering, according to the Public Health Department. One of them was diagnosed with West Nile encephalitis, and the other experienced headache and fever. The...
    TEXAS – Concern is growing in Tarrant County about the presence of West Nile virus mosquitoes. However, officials have also shown greater interest in reducing this situation due to the three deaths that have occurred so far from the virus, according to a report. That is why in order to deal with the problem more efficiently, Tarrant County announced that they plan to carry out aerial spraying, where the focus would be mostly on the northeast part of the county because this is the area where the highest concentration has been reported. mosquitoes with the virus. A commissioners court document indicates that administrators are working with cities to the Northeast to determine how they will...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – One of the worst West Nile virus seasons in years pushed Tarrant County leaders Tuesday to approve a plan for aerial spraying for mosquitoes. The spraying would be concentrated above a dozen cities in the northeast section of the county. It’s the area where traps are routinely capturing the highest percentage of virus-positive mosquitoes, in a county that leads the state in positive samples and confirmed human cases in 2020. The county health director said the aerial spraying is not a certainty, but now they have permission to go at any time. “If the need is there, again, we will act,” said Vinny Taneja. The county has given city leaders until tomorrow to indicate if they...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County on Sunday reported its first and second deaths related to the West Nile virus of the 2020 season. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the first death was a 63-year-old Dallas resident in the 75215 zip code and the second was an 88-year-old Dallas resident in the 75227 zip code. The county also reported its fifth human case of the virus for 2020 — a 75-year-old Irving resident in the 75062 zip code. “Our first two deaths in Dallas County this year due to West Nile Virus are reminders of the seriousness of West Nile Virus disease and the importance of being vigilant about avoiding mosquito bites,” DCHHS Director Dr. Philip Huang said....
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced Friday they have identified the first case of human West Nile Virus in 2020. This virus, a neurological infection, has reportedly been found in the mosquito population in 16 of the 67 counties in Pennsylvania. That includes all counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. To help protect yourself, officials say you should wear mosquito repellant and dump all standing water near your home.
    DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Denton County Public Health reported the first death due to West Nile virus in Denton County this year. The patient lived in Denton and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. No other details were released. “Today’s announcement of a community member passing due to West Nile virus is a stark reminder to us all,” stated Juan Rodriguez, DCPH Chief Epidemiologist and Assistant Director. “Mosquitoes can be deadly. We urge community members to utilize the drain, dress, and defend recommendations to protect their families from illness and death.” DCPH advises residents to take the following steps to minimize risk of contracting WNV: · Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood to minimize mosquito-breeding sites such...
    BRYAN, Texas – Last weekend, Brazos County Health District’s Mosquito Surveillance Unit confirmed that mosquito samples from the area have tested positive for West Nile virus. That discovery put Brazos County on a list of 17 other counties in Texas that have reported a trace of the virus within livestock, humans or mosquitoes. State data shows Bexar County is also on the list of counties that have found the virus in mosquitos in 2020, though Metro Health has not answered KSAT’s requests for the local information. According to health experts, West Nile virus can be transmitted to animals and humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. So far, no human cases have been reported this year in Texas. “Most people...
    TEXAS – Officials with the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services (DCHHS) confirmed three more cases of West Nile virus. According to a statement, these would be cases number 2, 3, and 4 so far in 2020. The second patient is a 56-year-old resident, who resides in the 75238 zip code in Dallas. The third and fourth patients are 72 and 83 years old, who reside in zip codes 75238 and 75230 in Dallas. For privacy reasons, officials will not reveal more details about the case, but indicate that so far mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus in the cities of Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Coppell, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville,...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas County Health and Human Services reported the second, third and fourth human cases of West Nile virus infection in Dallas County for 2020 Thursday night. The second patient is a 56-year-old resident of the 75238 zip code in Dallas and has been diagnosed with West Nile Fever. The third and fourth patients are 72 and 83-year-old residents of zip codes 75238 and 75230 in Dallas. Both have been diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.  This season, mosquito samples have tested positive for WNV in the cities of Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Coppell, Dallas, Desoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Lancaster, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, and University Park. ...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Department of Health confirmed five additional cases of West Nile virus infection in Miami-Dade County on Thursday. In 2020, there has been a total of 49 West Nile virus infections in the county. Download The New CBS4 News App Here The West Nile virus is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Currently, there are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat West Nile Virus infections in people. Health officials say that most people infected with West Nile virus do not feel sick. They say that about 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms such as headache, pain, and fatigue....
    PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Collin County Health Department announced its first positive human case of the West Nile virus in 2020. The patient lives in Plano. No other details have been released about the patient. The City of Plano said it will take measures by spraying targeted locations in and around the areas of the case. Weather permitting, Environmental Quality Division crews will spray Thursday, September 3, beginning at 9:00 P.M. The spray area may be found in the attached map. The boundaries are as follows: North: Mills Branch Cir/ Grand Falls Cir. South: McKamy Trail East: Old Gate Dr./ Sudbury Rd. West: Shadow Rock Dr. Residents are urged to ensure children and pets are indoors during the time...
    COSTA MESA (CBSLA) — Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District officials have found the first sample of mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in Costa Mesa. The sample of mosquitoes was collected Aug. 27 from Fairview Park in Costa Mesa and the batch tested positive for the virus on Friday, said Heather Hyland of the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District. Two Orange County residents, including a child, have been infected with the virus so far this season, Hyland said. The infections were in Anaheim and Huntington Beach. As of Tuesday, 33 samples testing positive for West Nile Virus were found in Anaheim. Samples were also found in other Orange County cities including: Four in Buena Park Five...
    New York City will begin spraying pesticide to kill West Nile virus-infected mosquitos in Brooklyn and Queens on Thursday.  According to a notice New York City's Department of Health, there has been a recent rise in the number of mosquitoes carrying the life-threatening disease.  So far, no human cases have been reported in the state, but a number of birds, pets and other animals have contracted West Nile after being bitten by a mosquito, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health department.  The city will spray low-grade pesticide from trucks roving several neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens between 8:30pm Thursday evening and 6:00am Friday morning.  Trucks like this one,...
    DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Denton County Public Health reported two positive West Nile virus mosquito traps in unincorporated areas of Denton County on Tuesday. The first WNV-positive mosquito trap is in unincorporated Denton County southeast of Northlake near Northwest Regional Airport. The second WNV-positive mosquito trap is in unincorporated Denton County east of Lewisville near the Castle Hills community. DCPH plans to conduct truck-based ground spraying in the areas near the positive WNV mosquito traps beginning Wednesday, September 2. The ground spraying schedule is as follows, weather permitting: · Wednesday, September 2, 2020 between the hours of 9 PM and 5 AM · Thursday, September 3, 2020 between the hours of 9 PM and 5 AM · Friday, September 4,...
    Two New Jersey residents were infected with West Nile Virus, state health officials said. The first was a man in his forties from Essex County, who tested positive earlier this month, and the other a man in his seventies from Monmouth County, the New Jersey Health Department said in a release. “While WNV activity in mosquitoes has been much lower than what we have seen in previous seasons, it is important that residents continue to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites especially since most WNV human cases occur in early September,” Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said. Meanwhile, people over the age of 50 or who have weakened immune systems have a higher risk of developing the severe form of the...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Two men in Middlesex County are the second and third people to be diagnosed with West Nile Virus in the state this year. Massachusetts health officials said the men, one in his 50s and the other in 80s, were both exposed in an area already known to be at risk for the virus. “Most WNV virus activity this year has been focused in an area around Boston and includes parts of Norfolk, Middlesex, and Essex counties,” the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said. The risk of human infection with WNV is considered to be generally low throughout the state. Earlier this month, health officials announced a man in his 50s was diagnosed with...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Health officials in Denver say a female who lives in the city has tested positive for West Nile Virus. There have now been three confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Colorado so far this year. Officials with Denver Public Health & Environment said it’s not clear where the woman was when she contracted the virus, which is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. She told doctors she had been in the mountains a few days before she tested positive. The case appears to be a mild one so far. The woman didn’t need to go to the hospital but she had a fever, as well as aches and pains and an upset stomach. City health officials...
    BRITISH tourists are on high alert after Spain’s deadly outbreak of Nile fever has already spread to the city of Seville. The number of cases of the disease which is caused by mosquito bites has now risen to 45 within the space of a few days.  4 A municipal worker fumigating a field in Palomares del Rio, SevilleCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4A municipal worker fumigating a field in Palomares del Rio, SevilleCredit: EPA Two people have already died and at least seven others are in intensive care.  Twenty others are in general wards. The main outbreaks are in the riverside areas of Coria del Río and La Puebla del Río in the municipality of Seville. But now one case has...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Studio City neighborhood will be sprayed with pesticide Thursday due to high numbers of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitoes recorded there. Since June 18, seven mosquito samples taken in Studio City have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. The only neighborhoods with high numbers are North Hollywood, Valley Village and Pico Rivera, each of which has recorded eight positive tests. The spray will take place Thursday morning between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. in the neighborhood bordered by the Los Angeles River to the south, Colfax Avenue to the west, Moorpark Street to the north and Tujunga Avenue to the west.  Crews will use a...
    TEXAS – Authorities with the city of Dallas carried out fumigation work in various communities after discovering the West Nile virus in mosquitoes. According to a statement, a group of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus, for which they will be fumigating on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25, between 9 pm and 5 am The areas included are the following: 1600 Bruck Avenue (75216) 13700 Brookgreen Drive (75240) Spring Valley Road, north Meandering Way, west Esperanza Road, east Alpha Road, south Renner Drive, north Idaho Avenue, west Lanark Avenue, east Illinois Avenue, south Although the Environmental Protection Agency approves the insecticide for treatment and prevention, residents in the aforementioned areas should avoid contact with the spray and...
    BROWARD (CBSMiami) – The Broward branch of the Florida Department of Health has issued a mosquito-borne illness alert after cases of West Nile virus surfaced in the county. The department shared no specific details, saying only that “human case(s) of West Nile virus have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern that additional residents will become ill.” Over in Miami-Dade, the county has reported 44 West Nile virus infections in 2020. Download The New CBS4 News App Here The West Nile virus is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Currently, there are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat West Nile Virus infections in people. Health officials say that...
    A KILLER virus spread by mosquitoes could pose the next health risk for British holidaymakers travelling to Spain, experts say. An outbreak of the deadly West Nile virus has already claimed the lives of two people in the southern Spanish city of Seville and put eight in hospital intensive care. 1West Nile virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, has killed two people in SevilleCredit: Getty Images - Getty Today an expert in infectious diseases warned it could spread to the whole of Spain. Pablo Barreiro told local media: “Only about two to five per cent of the cases present symptoms. “It’s an illness that can go unnoticed very easily.” A second person who was being treated at Seville’s Virgen del...
    TEXAS – Officials with the Denton County Department of Public Health (DCPH) confirmed the first West Nile virus case in the county. This would be the first to be reported in 2020 and they explained that the person resides in the city of Denton. However, to protect the identity of the person they will not provide more details about it. “Because we are seeing increased activity in the summer with mosquito groups throughout Denton County, we are now seeing our first case of West Nile virus,” said Juan Rodriguez, director and assistant chief of epidemiology for DCPH. DCPH is asking residents to take the following steps to minimize their risk of contracting the Nile virus: Eliminate standing water in...
    DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Denton County Public Health reported the county’s first human case of West Nile virus this year. The patient lives in Denton and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. “As mosquito traps throughout Denton County have become more active over the summer, we are now seeing our first human case of West Nile virus,” stated Juan Rodriguez, DCPH Assistant Director and Chief Epidemiologist. “We ask community members to take preventive actions to lower their risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness.” DCPH advises residents to take the following steps to minimize risk of contracting WNV: · Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood to minimize mosquito breeding sites such as bird baths, flowerpots, and clogged rain...
    FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Frisco will treat for mosquitoes after receiving confirmation another mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus. This one was near Hickory Creek. As a result, the city is increasing surveillance efforts and using larvicide in public areas between Parkwood Blvd. and Tomlin Dr., South of Main St. and North of Stonebrook Pkwy. The city said this is the ninth positive pool in Frisco this season, but there have been no human cases of WNV. “As we enjoy these cooler mornings, it’s important to follow the  four Ds to help protect yourself, loved ones, and neighbors,” said Julie Fernandez, Environmental Health Supervisor. o DEET: Use approved insect repellents: Use repellent every time you...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Eleven more cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Miami-Dade. These cases were detected between June and July 2020 but required additional complex testing at the CDC for final confirmation. There has been a total of 44 West Nile virus infections in the county in 2020. The West Nile virus is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Currently, there are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat West Nile Virus infections in people. Health officials say that most people infected with West Nile virus do not feel sick. They say that about 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms such as headache,...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — A Boulder resident has contracted West Nile virus, Boulder County Public Health confirmed. The resident, who is in their 70s, reported getting multiple mosquito bites while gardening. That person currently hospitalized with meningitis (inflammation of the brain’s lining), which can be caused by the virus. A culex tarsalis mosquito (credit: nathistoc.bio.uci.edu) West Nile virus is transmitted to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito. While most infections are mild, the more serious infections can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and/or meningitis, loss of vision, paralysis, coma, tremors, convulsions, and death. People over the age of 50 or with weakened immune systems are at greater risk of developing serious illness. Symptoms of West Nile virus...
    THE biggest outbreak of the deadly West Nile fever in Spain has claimed its first victim as more than 35 cases have now been detected. A 77-year-old man who lived in the tourist holiday town of Puebla del Río passed away. 3Health officials were on the scene of the outbreak in the town of Puebla del Rio 3Most people do not develop symptoms even after being bitten by an infected mosquito Puebla del Rio, along with neighbouring Coria del Río, have both been badly hit by the outbreak. Both towns, which have a population of around 40,000 residents, are near a river. So far, 35 people have caught West Nile fever and 32 are in hospital - with six...
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes found in the Johnstown/Milliken/Platteville area, the Weld County Health Department reported Wednesday. The West Nile Virus (WNV) surveillance program has identified three collection sites that have tested positive for WNV. The mosquitoes were gathered from the Johnstown/Milliken/Platteville area on Aug. 3 and Aug. 10. The first instance of WNV in Weld County was found in traps on the east side of the Town of Berthoud during the week of July 27. The identification of positive WNV mosquitoes is slightly delayed, as the state lab is also meeting the demands of COVID-19 testing. “Finding WNV positive mosquitos is no surprise for this time of year, with the hotter...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State health officials say mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are being reported in Eastern Washington’s Benton and Yakima counties. The Washington Department of Health said Tuesday that seven positive samples have been reported in Washington so far this year. No human cases have yet been reported. In Washington, the West Nile virus season starts as early as July and can last until early October. Officials say it can be a serious, even fatal, illness that can affect people, horses, birds, and other animals. The virus is almost always spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito, which becomes infected after feeding on birds that carry the virus. Health officials urge people to avoid mosquito...
    WATERBURY, Connecticut -- A Waterbury resident in their 40s has become the first person in Connecticut diagnosed with West Nile virus this summer, according to the state Department of Public Health.The patient became ill during the second week of July with mosquito-borne illness and may have been exposed to the virus in Newington or Wethersfield, the department said Monday.Laboratory tests on the patient, who is recovering, confirmed the presence of antibodies to West Nile, the department said.West Nile is the most prevalent mosquito-borne disease in the United States and has been detected in Connecticut every year since 1999.About one in every 10 people who are infected develop an illness that includes a fever and other symptoms such as body aches,...
    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in Boulder County. The county’s health department reports insects which tested positive were found in Superior, Louisville and Longmont. (credit: CBS) “The vector index, which describes the relative risk of West Nile virus transmission, is 0.21 for Zone 3 (Superior and Louisville combined) and 0.20 for Zone 2 (Longmont). The vector index is calculated based on the total number of mosquitoes present in a trap area and the proportion of which are infected with WNV,” the department stated on Monday. If more mosquitoes are found and the vector index increases to .75 or higher, the health department will recommend an emergency spraying. Most infections are relatively mild, but...
    DAVIS (CBS13) — Vector control is warning that the sustained hot weather is causing mosquito populations to multiply – with West Nile virus activity now seeing a spike. The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District announced on Monday that mosquito samples tested from around the area are starting to show increased West Nile activity. “The extremely hot temperatures are rapidly increasing mosquito populations and making the virus more intense,” said Gary Goodman, district manager for vector control, in a statement. Officials note that the virus has been steadily increasing in the Arden Arcade, Carmichael, Davis, Fair Oaks, Orangevale and Woodland areas. Vector control says they are continuing to monitor West Nile virus activity and will do ground treatments where necessary....
    The first positive case of West Nile Virus in a Connecticut resident has been confirmed by the state Department of Public Health. Health officials said that a Waterbury resident who is between the age of 40 and 49 tested positive for the virus after falling ill in the second week of July. Tests later confirmed the presence of antibodies to West Nile in the patient. It is believed that the person who tested positive may have been exposed to it in the Newington or Wethersfield areas. “The identification of a Connecticut resident with West Nile virus-associated illness emphasizes the need to take actions to prevent mosquito bites,” Acting Health Commissioner. Diedre Gifford said. “Using insect repellent, covering bare...
    The first pool, or group, of mosquitoes to test positive this year in Rockland County for West Nile Virus, has been confirmed by the New York State Department of Health.  The infected mosquitoes were collected from a trap in the Town of Orangetown during the week of Monday, Aug. 3 as part of the County's ongoing mosquito surveillance efforts, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced Monday afternoon, Aug. 17.  No human cases have been reported this season. "We typically expect to see a rise in West Nile Virus activity during the summer months, and this positive mosquito pool confirms that," said Ruppert. The first positive mosquito pool test in 2019 was...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Waterbury resident in their 40s has become the first person in Connecticut diagnosed with West Nile virus this summer, according to the state Department of Public Health. The patient became ill during the second week of July with mosquito-borne illness and may have been exposed to the virus in Newington or Wethersfield, the department said Monday. Laboratory tests on the patient, who is recovering, confirmed the presence of antibodies to West Nile, the department said. West Nile is the most prevalent mosquito-borne disease in the United States and has been detected in Connecticut every year since 1999. About one in every 10 people who are infected develop an illness that includes a fever and other...
    CONCORD (CBS SF) — Mosquitoes trapped earlier this week near Byron have tested positive for West Nile virus, Contra Costa County vector control officials said. The infected mosquitoes are the first sign of the virus so far this year in the county, where August and September are usually the peak months of West Nile cases in humans, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District. Residents were urged to prevent the insects from breeding by dumping and draining any standing water on their property and to report neighborhood mosquito issues including neglected swimming pools. Using repellents during peak mosquito activity – dawn and dusk – is also recommended. Officials are asking residents to report sightings of dead...
    It was what was missing. When most of the planet is still in confinement and prays for the appearance of a reliable vaccine to combat the coronavirus, a new threat looms over humanity. virus from the West Nile, for which there is no vaccine either. “data-reactid =” 13 “> The health authorities of Spain announced that two localities —Coria del Río and La Puebla del Río, south of Seville— suffer from the outbreak of a disease known as West Nile virus, for which there is also no vaccine. So far there have been 16 people hospitalized, five of them in the ICU. Although in the beginning the evil had been ruled out, the Ministry of Health and Family of the...
    A group of mosquitoes in Contra Costa County tested positive for West Nile virus, the first signal of the virus in the county this year, officials said Friday. The mosquitoes were caught in a trap near Byron, about 30 miles away from where a dead bird tested positive for West Nile last week, just across the Alameda County border, in Dublin. August and September are peak season for mosquito-to-human transmission of the West Nile virus, said Steve Schutz, the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District’s scientific programs manager. Already, there have been cases detected in Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties this August. Further east, there have been dozens of cases detected around Stockton, Modesto and Sacramento. Around...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On Thursday, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade announced seven new cases of the West Nile virus bringing the total number of infections in 2020 to 33. “It’s definitely a cause for concern,” said Dr. Bill Petrie, the director of Miami-Dade County’s Mosquito Control. “It’s not a cause for panic, but it does cause us concern here at mosquito control.” Download The New CBS4 News App Here Dr. Petrie said the battle against the West Nile virus is the main thing his employees are focusing on right now. “The concern is we know it’s circulating across the county, and with it being in birds it can be all over,” said Dr. Petrie....
    More mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus on Long Island. 
Health officials reported that 14 more mosquito samples taken in Suffolk County tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 37 mosquito samples and six birds that have tested positive for West Nile this summer. The samples were collected on Thursday, Aug. 6 in Northport (four), Bay Shore (3), Brentwood, Bohemia, Cold Spring Harbor, Copiague, Farmingville, Northport, and West Islip. There have been no cases of West Nile virus in any patients on Long Island so far this year. “The confirmation of West Nile virus in mosquito samples indicates the presence of West Nile virus in the area,” Gregson Pigott, the Suffolk County health commissioner said....
    Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Thirty three Miami-Dade County residents have now been infected with the West Nile virus, health officials said. On Thursday the county's Florida Department of Health said seven additional residents have contracted the mosquito-borne illness from local transmission. The county's first two cases of the virus were detected in May. Both cases were local residents. On Aug. 4 in nearby Broward County, officials announced the county's first West Nile virus case since 2012, the Miami Herald reported. And in Monroe County, officials are dealing with an outbreak of 26 cases of Dengue fever. It's the first outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness there in a decade. The health department said West Nile virus is the leading cause...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Health is reporting seven new cases of the West Nile virus infection in Miami-Dade County. There has been a total of 33 West Nile virus infections in 2020, as the county remains under a mosquito-borne illness alert. The West Nile virus is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Currently, there are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat West Nile Virus infections in people. Health officials say that most people infected with West Nile virus do not feel sick. They say that about 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms such as headache, pain, and fatigue. Additionally, they say people...
    A Los Angeles patient has died from the West Nile virus — marking what’s believed to be the first death this year from the mosquito-borne disease. The elderly patient from the South Los Angeles area was hospitalized and died from a neuroinvasive disease associated with the virus, news station KTLA reported. No further details were provided about how the patient contracted the illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had no virus-related deaths recorded for this year in figures that were last updated on Tuesday. In 2019, there were three deaths. However, there have been at least 22 cases of West Nile in 11 states in 2020, the agency said. Symptoms from the illness resemble the flu or...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday confirmed the first death due to West Nile virus in the county this year.The patient was described only as an "elderly resident'' of the South Los Angeles area. The person was hospitalized and died from West Nile virus-associated neuro-invasive disease."West Nile virus continues to be a serious health threat to residents in Los Angeles County,'' county Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said in a statement."We encourage residents to check for items that can hold water and breed mosquitoes, both inside and outside their homes, and to cover, clean or clear out those items. Residents should protect themselves from diseases spread by mosquitoes by using EPA-registered mosquito repellent products, especially during...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Wednesday reported the first death due to West Nile virus for the 2020 season. The patient, an elderly resident of the South Los Angeles area, was hospitalized and died from West Nile virus-associated neuro-invasive disease. “West Nile virus continues to be a serious health threat to residents in Los Angeles County,” Dr. Muntu Davis, county health officer, said in a statement. “We encourage residents to check for items that can hold water and breed mosquitoes, both inside and outside their homes, and to cover, clean or clear out those items.” Humans contract West Nile virus through the bite of an infected mosquito, though the health department noted that...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mosquitoes in three of Indiana's most populous counties have tested positive for West Nile virus, state health officials said Wednesday in urging Hoosiers to take steps to protect themselves from the insect's bites. As of Aug. 6, mosquitoes in Allen (Fort Wayne), Marion (Indianapolis) and St. Joseph (South Bend) counties have tested positive for the virus, the Indiana State Department of Health said. No human cases of West Nile virus disease in Indiana have been detected so far this year, it said. In 2019, Indiana experienced an outbreak of another mosquito-borne disease, eastern equine encephalomyelitis. This outbreak caused one fatal human case, 14 cases in horses. “While spending time outside can reduce your risk for COVID-19, it...
    LOS ALTOS HILLS (CBS SF) – Targeted spraying will be conducted Thursday in an area that includes part of Los Altos Hills after two adult mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus, the Santa Clara County Vector Control District announced. Door hangers are being distributed to notify the public in portions of the 94022 ZIP code before the start of truck-mounted adult mosquito control treatment, which is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. Thursday and last about three hours, weather permitting. Notices are also being circulated through the county alert system, online via Nextdoor and the SCCVector app. Officials say there is no need to relocate during spraying, but that exposure can be minimized by closing windows and remaining inside....
    The detection of this virus occurred in one of the traps set by the District here in the city of Naples, and an air and ground treatment operation was immediately launched to eliminate these insects. The culex mosquito, which is infected when it feeds on birds that have the virus in their blood, are the transmitters of the disease also known as Nile fever. In Collier they detected the West Nile virus in a group of mosquitoes that were caught in one of the traps that are available in various parts of the city of Naples. Verification from the Tampa Public Health Laboratory is now expected in the next two weeks. The health authorities warn about the risks of...
    LOS ALTOS HILLS – The Santa Clara County Vector Control District on Thursday plans to spray a section of Los Altos Hills after mosquitoes there tested positive for West Nile Virus. The infected insects were collected in the 94022 ZIP code, the district said in a news release. The area to be treated is centered at Purissima and Roble Ladera roads, and is bounded by Arastradero Road and Stirrup Way to the north, West Fremont Road to the east, Moody and South El Monte roads to the south, and Page Mill and Altamont roads to the west. The operation is slated to begin at 10 p.m. and will take several hours to complete. While residents do not need to relocate,...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- A child in Orange County is recovering after being diagnosed with the West Nile virus and hospitalized.The young patient is the first person in the county to be infected this year.California has seen 10 infections so far in 20-20.Symptoms of the virus include fevers, headaches, nausea and rashes.
    STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in a mosquito for the first time this year in Connecticut, according to the state's Agricultural Experiment Station. The virus, which killed three people in the state last year, was found in a mosquito trapped on Aug. 3 in Stonington in the southeastern corner of the state, according to test results released Monday. “The detection of EEE virus in mosquitoes in early August and the continued spread of West Nile virus is cause for concern,” said Dr. Philip Armstrong, medical entomologist at the Agricultural Experiment Station. “Virus activity can quickly escalate so we’ll continue to closely monitor mosquitoes for further virus amplification and spread.” Eastern Equine Encephalitis is a rare...
    An Orange County child has tested positive for West Nile virus, becoming the county’s first confirmed human infection of the year, health officials said this week. The child — whose name, age and city of residence were not disclosed — was hospitalized but is recovering, the Orange County Health Care Agency said Monday. Officials said the child was diagnosed last week, but didn’t say how or when the youngster was believed to have been infected with the mosquito-borne disease. “West Nile virus is endemic in Orange County, recurring every year during the summer months and continuing into the fall,” Dr. Clayton Chau, director of the Health Care Agency and acting county health officer, said in a statement....
    Tarrant County authorities are on alert for the West Nile virus after a record number of mosquitoes tested positive for the disease. “We have never seen these numbers. This is a record,” said health department director Dr. Vinny Taneja. In Tarrant County, 40% of mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus. And in the northeast part of the county, it’s an alarming 60%. Two people in Tarrant County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. One of them died. “It is a very early warning indicator that there is intense activity on the West Nile in our area. It is very worrying. It is a harbinger of an outbreak. It is an outbreak warning,” Taneja said. Texas...
    ORANGE COUNTY (CBSLA) — The Orange County Health Care Agency Monday reported the first case of human West Nile Virus infection of the 2020 season. Last week, a child under the age of 18 years was diagnosed with West Nile Virus infection. The child was hospitalized and was said to be recovering. The case marks the first human WNV infection identified in Orange County this season. “West Nile Virus is endemic in Orange County, recurring every year during the summer months and continuing into the fall,” said Dr. Clayton Chau, Acting County Health Officer. “The best way to avoid West Nile Virus infection is to take precautionary measures to avoid mosquito bites.” As of Friday, the California Department of Public Health has reported 10...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Four Pittsburgh neighborhoods will get sprayed for mosquitoes next week. Perry South, Allegheny Center, Mt. Washington and Beltzhoover will be sprayed after the Allegheny County Health Department says mosquito samples from those neighborhoods tested positive for the West Nile virus. They will be sprayed Monday night.
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts has its first human case of West Nile virus this year. The man, who is in his 50s, was likely exposed in southwestern Essex County or eastern Middlesex County, according to the state’s Department of Public Health. “This is the first time that West Nile virus infection has been identified in a person in Massachusetts this year,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “Today’s news reminds us of the ongoing need to take precautions against mosquito bites to protect ourselves and our families.” The risk of human infection with West Nile virus is considered to be low throughout the state. Symptoms of the disease include fever and flu-like symptoms, although more serious illness can occur. In...
    PRAIRIE, Idaho (AP) — A pool of West Nile positive mosquitoes was found in Elmore County Friday. KIVI-TV reports that Central District Health announced a single pool mosquitoes carrying the virus were identified in Prairie, Idaho. Since the discovery, the Elmore County Mosquito Abatement District treated the area where the mosquitoes were found, CDH announced. Mosquito traps are routinely set and samples are collected weekly throughout the county. This year, 27 traps were set and this is the first positive sample discovered, according to CDH. No other county within CDH’s jurisdiction have reported positive West Nile virus pools this season, but Canyon and Gem County have reported positive samples of the virus. To protect yourself against West Nile Virus, CDH...
    More mosquitos have now tested positive for West Nile Virus in Fairfield County, though there have been no confirmed cases of the virus in Connecticut residents. Mosquitos trapped in Darien became the latest to test positive for West Nile, bringing the state total to 21 for the season, up from just two cases a week ago, according to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Mosquito trapping is conducted at each site every 10 days, on a rotating basis throughout the state, with the goal of tracking West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, Zika, and other mosquito-borne diseases. In Fairfield County, mosquitos have also tested for West Nile Virus in Bridgeport, Greenwich, and Stamford. According to the Darien Health Department,...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – COVID-19 could be overshadowing another seasonal disease that sometimes comes with similar symptoms. Health officials repeated warnings this week about the increase in West Nile positive mosquitoes across North Texas. Tarrant County leads the state with 235 positive samples so far. Dallas, Denton, Collin and Johnson counties have also had positive mosquitoes. However, just two human cases have been discovered so far, one each in Tarrant and Dallas, with one of them resulting in a death. Both viruses can arrive with fever, fatigue and body aches. With the focus still firmly on COVID-19 however, a negative test for that virus could potentially mean another troublesome virus could be overlooked. “If somebody comes into the ER with...
    TEXAS – The City of Duncanville announced that they will spray in various communities following the recommendation of the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services (DCHHS). This is because tests performed on mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus. Fumigation will take place in zip codes 75116 and 75137 between 9 pm and 5 am on Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7. You can go to the end of this note for a map of the areas that will be spraying. If weather conditions do not allow fumigation to take place, then authorities indicate that it will take place on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information on fumigation you can call Angelica Garcia with the...
    DUNCANVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) — After the detection of West Nile Virus in mosquito traps in the 75116 and 75137 zip codes, the city of Duncanville is preparing to conduct ground spraying. The mosquito spraying will happen Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Spraying will be performed in targeted areas within the city. (credit: City of Duncanville) If weather prohibits spraying on Thursday night, spraying will be conducted on Friday and Saturday nights. It is suggested that residents living within the spray zone remain indoors and bring their pets inside during spraying. City staff will continue to monitor areas where mosquito breeding is most likely to occur. To prevent the spread of...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Ground spraying for West Nile virus will take place in areas of Arlington and Pantego Wednesday and Thursday evenings after confirmed mosquito samples. The city says there have been 11 confirmed samples, as well as one in the town of Pantego. Target ground spraying will take place in the following areas: Fireside Drive at West Green Oaks Boulevard Yaupon Drive at Bristlecone Drive Saddle Ridge Road at Yachtclub Drive Greek Row Drive at Kerby Street East Road to Six Flags Street at Ballpark Way Mansfield Webb Road at Ballweg Road Douglas Court at North Cooper Street East Mayfield Road at New York Avenue Caliente Drive at Commander Court Normandy Drive at Wilmette Drive Park Hill...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade and Broward are under a mosquito-borne illness alert, as more West Nile Virus cases are detected. On Tuesday, health officials announced two additional human cases of West Nile virus infection of local transmission. There has been a total of twenty-six West Nile virus infections in 2020. Broward officials also confirmed a locally-acquired case of the virus. The West Nile virus is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Currently, there are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV infections in people. Health officials say that most people infected with West Nile virus do not feel sick. They say...
    Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Health officials in the two South Florida counties have confirmed more cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. On Tuesday, two cases were confirmed in Miami-Dade County, bringing the total number of cases there to 26, the Florida Department of Health said. In neighboring Broward County, officials confirmed the first case in 2020. The latest Miami-Dade cases were in people who contracted the virus locally, the Miami Herald reported. The first cases this year were detected in May. In Broward, this was the first case of West Nile since 2012, Candy Sims, a spokesperson for county’s health department, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. To the south, officials in the Florida Keys are...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas county has recorded its first human case of the West Nile Virus for 2020. It’s yet another serious virus that North Texans have to guard themselves against. The disease is spread by mosquitos and is potentially deadly for those with compromised immune systems. No information has been released about the person infected or their condition. But a source told CBS 11 News that the infected person lives in the 75205 zip code, which covers Highland Park.
    The Florida Department of Health reported two more people who have contracted the so-called Nile virus. The two new cases of locally transmitted West Nile virus infection were identified in Miami-Dade residents and brought the total number of infections to 26 in 2020, health officials said Tuesday. West Nile Virus (WNV) is commonly transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat West Nile infections in people. Most people infected with West Nile virus do not feel sick, and about one in five people infected develops a fever and other symptoms such as headaches, body aches, and fatigue. People with mild illness generally recover in about a week with symptomatic...
    Associated Press LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Health officials are asking visitors to avoid a beach on the east side of Lake Havasu after mosquitoes gathered there tested positive for the West Nile virus. Mohave County routinely collects and tests mosquitoes that have the potential for carrying the virus. Officials said mosquitoes around Body Beach, a half-mile stretch of shoreline, recently tested positive. They're asking visitors to avoid the beach, or wear insect repellent, long-sleeved shirts and long pants to reduce the risk of getting bitten. Mosquitoes are most active at dawn. The lake that straddles the Arizona-Nevada border is a popular tourist spot. The county said it will continue monitoring the area and testing mosquitoes. Copyright 2020 The Associated...
    An advisory has been issued in Fairfield County after there were new mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile Virus in Stamford. The Connecticut State Mosquito Management Program announced that mosquitos trapped in Stamford on Thursday, July 16 tested positive for the virus, prompting them to take action. Following the positive samples, Stamford’s Department of Health began larviciding catch basins in the area to control the mosquito population, in addition to the larviciding the department has conducted since June to preemptively control the local mosquito population. West Nile virus is the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the country and reemerges every summer in Connecticut. One hundred fifty-seven human cases of West Nile virus, including four deaths, have...
    An advisory has been issued on Long Island after there were more than a dozen new mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile Virus. Suffolk County Health Commissioner Gregson Pigott announced that 15 new mosquito samples tested positive for the virus after being collected on Tuesday, July 21, and Wednesday, July 22. The positive samples were collected in Bay Shore (six); Islip (three); with one each in Bay Shore, Brentwood, Great River, Huntington Station, North Patchogue, and West Babylon. Pigott said that West Nile virus, first detected in birds and mosquito samples in Suffolk County in 1999 and again each year thereafter, is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. According to officials, “most people...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – While a new virus is still spreading, an old one is coming back. Mosquito control crews were planning to spray Friday night in two northern areas of Tarrant County as more trapped insects continue to test positive for West Nile virus. Frisco was also scheduling spraying for Saturday. Crews sprayed in Arlington earlier in the week, as public health officials said the virus appeared to be poised to make its largest impact since at least 2016. Since the number of mosquitos testing positive started spiking in June, Tarrant County was reporting 157 positive samples through July 25. Data from the Texas Department of State Health Services showed Tarrant County had more than twice as many positive...