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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...

1 year 9 months ago

UK seeks mysterious SARS linked virus

LONDON (AP) - British officials have found the world's 10th known case of a new coronavirus, a mysterious disease related to SARS and first identified last year. The patient, a U.K. resident who had been in the Middle East and Pakistan, is in the intensive care unit of a Manchester...

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 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...

3 years 4 months ago

Horse quarantine orders lifted

DENVER (AP) - All the hold and quarantine orders issued to prevent the spread of a potentially horse virus have been lifted in Colorado. State agriculture officials say that equine herpesvirus has been contained in the state. No new cases have been confirmed since May 20. Horses traveling...

3 years 6 months ago

2 Colo. horses quarantined with virus after show

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colorado agriculture officials have quarantined two horse locations after horses contracted equine herpes after attending a horse show in Ogden, Utah. One of the horses had to be euthanized, and the other is under observation. The Greeley Tribune reports that two Weld County horse locations...

3 years 6 months ago

FBI warns of bin Laden related virus

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is warning computer users against unsolicited emails purporting to show photos or videos of the killing of Osama bin Laden. The bureau says they may contain a virus that can steal personal identification information or infect a computer. In a statement Tuesday, the bureau cautioned...

4 years 4 months ago

"Fat" virus could lead to diabetes treatment

Researchers are studying a virus that may be responsible for turning cells into fat. Scientists at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana hope the metabolic properties of the virus might be used to treat type one and type two diabetes without insulin. "People tend to think...

4 years 10 months ago

H1N1 vaccines available at store pharmacies

The Colorado State Health department is urging people to get a H1N1 vaccination if you haven't already done so. It's part of the health department's "Enough Excuses" flu vaccination campaign which kicked off Sunday. This is National Influenza Vaccination week. Hundreds showed up for a free shot or nasal spray...

4 years 10 months ago

CDC cautions vigilence in H1N1 battle

The nation continues to see dwindling numebrs in the H1N1 swine flu outbreak, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to continue good sanitary behavior and get immunized. Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC said, "We don't know what's going to happen over the...

4 years 11 months ago

2 Colorado cats test positive for swine flu

Colorado State University says two house cats in Colorado have tested positive for swine flu. The university's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory said Friday that the cats are from different households. Both have been sick for weeks but are expected to recover. One got sick Oct. 2 and the other got sick...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Woman in ICU with H1N1 virus

Two weeks ago, Kayla Kammrad got the flu. When her fever spiked to 105 degrees and she had trouble breathing, she went to St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. Doctors told her she had the H1N1 virus. She stayed there for four days, but when her oxygen level...

5 years 1 month ago

A New Twist on an Old Technique

Health experts are battling the H1N1 virus in several different ways. Thanks to a grant, there's an old technique with a new twist being used in El Paso County to keep up with the virus. Clinics like the one at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus...

5 years 1 month ago

H1N1 could tie up hospital space

A new report suggests Colorado could run out of hospital beds, if the H1N1 flu virus gets severe enough. The study "H1N1 Challenges Ahead" predicts that almost 22,000 people in our state could need hospitalization because of the virus. The would occupy approximately 88-percent of hospital bed-space across the...

5 years 2 months ago

Several hospitalized with swine flu in Pueblo

Four people have been hospitalized with swine flu in Pueblo this month, including one person who's in intensive care on a ventilator. The Pueblo City-County Health Department reports that all of the people hospitalized are young--ranging in age from an infancy to young adulthood. All were healthy before catching the...

5 years 2 months ago

H1N1 virus confirmed at school in Canon City

The Fremont County Health Department says an illness sweeping through Canon City Middle School is the H1N1 virus or swine flu. Becki Vettesse, Director of Public Health in Fremont County says three students tested positive for the virus. The test results came back Tuesday morning from a state health...

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