mosquito http://wamc.org en Westchester Reports First Human Case of West Nile For 2013 http://wamc.org/post/westchester-reports-first-human-case-west-nile-2013 <p>A Hudson Valley county has its first human case of West Nile Virus this year.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:27:57 +0000 Allison Dunne 73435 at http://wamc.org Westchester Reports First Human Case of West Nile For 2013 Officials Warn Against Increased Mosquito Activity, Disease http://wamc.org/post/officials-warn-against-increased-mosquito-activity-disease <p></p><p>Officials are warning that the recent wet weather in the Northeast could have an effect on the amount of mosquitoes, and precautions are being taken to control the risk of disease that could be passed on to people and animals.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:30:08 +0000 Lucas Willard 66205 at http://wamc.org Officials Warn Against Increased Mosquito Activity, Disease Mass. Health Officials Confirm Second Death From EEE http://wamc.org/post/mass-health-officials-confirm-second-death-eee <p>Massachusetts health officials confirm a second death from mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis and a new case that brings the summer's total to seven.</p><p>The health department also confirmed two new West Nile virus cases Monday, bringing that total to 19, triple last year's.</p><p>The new EEE case is a Plymouth County boy under 18 who is recovering. The new West Nile cases are men in their 50s, a Boston man who is hospitalized and a Hampden County man who has recovered.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:23:27 +0000 Lucas Willard 48599 at http://wamc.org Mass. Health Officials Confirm Second Death From EEE MA Health Officials Confirm More Cases of Mosquito-borne Illness http://wamc.org/post/ma-health-officials-confirm-more-cases-mosquito-borne-illness <p>State health officials are confirming a fourth case of Eastern equine encephalitis in Massachusetts.</p><p>The Department of Health said Thursday the Plymouth County man in his 60s is hospitalized.</p><p>Officials also announced a 14th case of West Nile virus, in a Hampden County man in his 50s who has been discharged from a hospital.</p><p>Both illnesses are carried by mosquitoes.</p><p>A Worcester County man in his 70s died of EEE last month.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 47833 at http://wamc.org MA Health Officials Confirm More Cases of Mosquito-borne Illness New West Nile Case Confirmed in Mass. http://wamc.org/post/new-west-nile-case-confirmed-mass <p>State health officials are confirming a ninth human case of West Nile virus in Massachusetts.</p><p>The Department of Public Health said Wednesday that the most recent case is a Middlesex County woman in her 30s who has recovered. Six other cases have been reported in Middlesex County this year, and one each in Hampden and Berkshire counties.</p><p>The health department said the mosquito-borne illness also has been confirmed in a horse in Hampden County.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:43:38 +0000 Lucas Willard 47215 at http://wamc.org New West Nile Case Confirmed in Mass. Connecticut Officials Confirm Case of West Nile Virus http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-officials-confirm-case-west-nile-virus <p>Connecticut officials say a New Haven resident has been infected with the first human case of West Nile virus in the state this year. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>The State Mosquito Management Program says the person became ill during the first week of August and was hospitalized with a related case of meningitis. The patient who is in their 30s has since been released from the hospital.</p><p>Officials say mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have been found in 40 towns across Connecticut his summer.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:18:48 +0000 Lucas Willard 45795 at http://wamc.org Connecticut Officials Confirm Case of West Nile Virus Equine Encephalitis Virus Found in Pittsfield Mosquito http://wamc.org/post/equine-encephalitis-virus-found-pittsfield-mosquito <p>The Massachusetts &nbsp;Department of Public Health confirmed Friday that they discovered evidence of more mosquitos carrying infectious disease in Pittsfield.&nbsp;</p><p>State health officials announced that Equine Encephalitis virus was detected in a specimen sampled from the Williams Street area of Pittsfield. The city has announced that they will treat the area with insecticide.</p><p>The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is warning that those under 15 and over 50 are at the greatest risk for serious illness.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:29:46 +0000 Lucas Willard 44164 at http://wamc.org Equine Encephalitis Virus Found in Pittsfield Mosquito CT Officials to Discuss Mosquito Management http://wamc.org/post/ct-officials-discuss-mosquito-management <p>The state of Connecticut&#39;s mosquito management team is unveiling plans for combating the pesky, and potentially harmful, insects.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Representatives from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are scheduled to discuss mosquito management strategies for the summer season during a news conference, planned for Thursday morning at Bushnell Park in Hartford, across from DEEP&#39;s headquarters. The latest techniques, strategies and equipment being used to control mosquitoes will be displayed.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:33:12 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42013 at http://wamc.org CT Officials to Discuss Mosquito Management Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette http://wamc.org/post/morning-headlines-judy-patrick-daily-gazette-50 <p>WAMC&#39;s David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Judy Patrick, managing editor of the Daily Gazette.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:01:29 +0000 David Guistina 37557 at http://wamc.org Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette