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10 months 4 hours ago

First confirmed case of West Nile in Pueblo County

Friday, the Pueblo City-County Health Department confirmed its first West Nile virus case. "It is very important every individual take precautions to avoid the West Nile virus illness," said Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods, public health director of the Pueblo City-County Health Department. West Nile virus develops in the human body...

10 months 4 days ago

3 new West Nile virus cases in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Health officials are reporting three new human cases of West Nile virus in Shelby County, raising the state's total to 12 this year. Shelby County's health department said Monday that a 15-year-old boy, a 46-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman have contracted the disease. The cases...

10 months 2 weeks ago

Adams County man dies of West Nile virus

DENVER (AP) - Health officials say a 53-year-old man from Adams County is the first confirmed fatal case of West Nile virus in the Denver metro area this year. The Tri-County Health Department said Thursday the man died Aug. 27. The first West Nile virus death in Colorado this year...

11 months 2 weeks 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...

11 months 4 weeks ago

Opponents line up against mosquito spraying

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Residents of Longmont are lining up to complain about citywide mosquito spraying aimed at lowering exposure to the West Nile virus. The Longmont City Council is expected to hear their complaints at a meeting on Tuesday. City officials tell the Longmont Times-Call (http://tinyurl.com/kgtqtj5 ) the spray...

1 year 4 days 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 10 months ago

2 deaths from West Nile

DENVER (AP) - Colorado health officials say two people have died from the West Nile virus this season, both residents of Montrose County in the southwestern part of the state. The state Department of Health and Public Environment listed the deaths on its website on Tuesday. Health officials don't identify...

1 year 10 months ago

Elderly woman dies of West Nile

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - An obituary notice says an elderly Montrose woman has died of complications of West Nile virus. The obituary printed in the Friday edition of the Montrose Daily Press says Dorothy Iris "Irish" Meaker died Wednesday, days before her 87th birthday. Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield told...

1 year 11 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?...

1 year 11 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...

2 years 10 months ago

West Nile found in Lakewood pond

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Lakewood officials say they've found the first positive test for West Nile of the year at a city pond. Officials from the city's Urban Parks Division say the positive test for West Nile at Sanctuary Park should not be cause for alarm. The city says residents...

2 years 11 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 weeks ago

West Nile confirmed in Weld County

The first case of West Nile virus in Colorado this year has been confirmed by the Colorado Department of Health in Weld County. Health officials advise people to take precautions against mosquitoes, which carry the virus. Tips include wearing insect repellent and staying indoors at dusk and dawn when...

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