West Nile virus

Buzz Off! Rainy Summer Causes Mosquito Population Explosion

Some of us feel eaten alive in a bloom of mosquitoes this summer and health experts say all the rain has created a perfect breeding environment.

09/13/2011

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Health Officials Worried About Mosquitoes In Flooded Communities

With confirmed cases of West Nile virus around the Tri-State area, health officials are concerned about the large amounts of standing water and flooding left by hurricane-turned-tropical storm Irene.

09/01/2011

Residents In Nassau County And CT Test Positive For West Nile Virus

The unidentified Hempstead resident reportedly suffered a mild case of the virus and is recovering. The person is between 40 and 50 years old. A Stamford, Conn. resident has also tested positive.

08/31/2011

Mosquito larvae are seen in a pool in Concord, CA - May 9, 2008 (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More West Nile Mosquitos Being Discovered On Long Island

Nineteen new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County.

08/23/2011

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Long Island Has First Human West Nile Case Of Year

A Huntington man is the first human on Long Island to contract the West Nile Virus this year.

08/19/2011

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First West Nile Virus Case Confirmed In New Jersey This Summer

The Health Department says a 50-year-old man from Hamilton Township developed symptoms in July. He was not hospitalized and is recovering at home.

08/09/2011

West Nile Virus More Widespread In Connecticut This Year

Hot weather is the primary reason for the abundance of mosquitos that have been trapped and infected with West Nile Virus this summer.

08/03/2011

Mosquito on a person's hand. (credit: Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Health Officials Find West Nile In Mosquitos On Staten Island

Mosquitos collected in the Eltingville Section of Staten Island are the first in the city to be found carrying the West Nile virus this season.

07/08/2011

Mosquito on a person's hand. (credit: Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Connecticut Officials Say West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes

The first infected mosquitoes have been found in Bridgeport and state entomologist Dr. Theodore Andriotis says the spring rains and flooding have brought a bumper crop of mosquitoes.

07/02/2011

A mosquito is seen in Martinez, CA - Apr 9, 2009 (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Gov. Dan Malloy’s Plan B Budget Would Cut West Nile Mosquito Testing In Connecticut

Summer is just over a month away and something to help keep us safe from mosquito-borne illness could be nixed.

05/10/2011

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Conn. Stops West Nile Testing For Winter

Connecticut’s public health commissioner says researchers have stopped testing for the West Nile virus for the season.

11/13/2010

Brookhaven Resident Dies From West Nile Virus

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — The West Nile virus has claimed its first victim this year in Suffolk County. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services says Thursday that a Brookhaven resident, who had an underlying […]

09/30/2010

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NJ Reports 1st West Nile Death Of 2010

State health officials are reporting New Jersey’s first death this year of a patient who tested positive for the West Nile virus.

09/16/2010

Asian Tiger mosquito (file)

Nassau County Has Second West Nile Death

NORTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) – West Nile virus has claimed its second victim this year in Nassau County.     The County Health Department said Friday a North Hempstead resident over the age of 85 has […]

09/10/2010

2 Connecticut Residents Diagnosed With West Nile Virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials say two people who were hospitalized for encephalitis have now been diagnosed with West Nile Virus. The Department of Public Health on Friday identified the people as Bridgeport […]

09/03/2010

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