west nile virus

Hudson Valley News
8:27 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Westchester Reports First Human Case of West Nile For 2013

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A Hudson Valley county has its first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Vt. Has 1st Human Illness from West Nile this Year

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The Vermont Health Department says it has confirmed that one person has been sickened by West Nile virus spread by mosquitoes this year.

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New England News
5:43 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Pittsfield, Spraying Scheduled

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West Nile Virus has been detected in Pittsfield, and health officials are responding.

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New York News
8:47 am
Wed August 21, 2013

NY Health Officials: Beware Mosquitoes And Disease

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Health officials are urging New York residents to take precautions after mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus were found in the state.

Two human cases of West Nile virus have been identified in Staten Island and one case has been identified in a horse in Oneida County. Most people infected with the mosquito-borne virus either show no symptoms or suffer a flu-like illness. A small number develop a serious illness that can lead to neurological damage.

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Hudson Valley News
11:09 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Westchester Gives Away More Free Fish

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A county health department in New York’s Hudson Valley had such success the first time with a giveaway in the battle against West Nile Virus that it has planned a second distribution.

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Hudson Valley News
9:14 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Westchester Offers Free Fish To Fight West Nile

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A county health department in New York’s Hudson Valley is trying a natural way to minimize the chances of becoming infected with West Nile Virus.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

CT Officials Confirm West Nile Virus in Horses

Connecticut agriculture officials have reported the year's first domestic animal cases of West Nile virus. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

The Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that a 4-year-old horse from Southbury showed symptoms of lethargy and stumbling on its front feet in late August. The horse developed a fever and became progressively more depressed and uncoordinated.

A blood sample was found positive for the virus. The horse was treated and is recovering.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Pittsfield Mosquito - No Human Cases Found

A mosquito infected with West Nile Virus was recently found in Pittsfield. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau chief Lucas Willard spoke with regional health officials to get more information on the disease in the region.

The mosquito carrying West Nile virus was obtained in Pittsfield by the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project and was confirmed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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