BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Preliminary federal data shows Louisiana has the nation’s fourth-highest rate of dangerous West Nile virus infections, so people should protect themselves from mosquitoes, the state Department of Health says.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County resident in their late 70s has died of West Nile virus in the first human case of the mosquito-borne disease reported in Illinois this year, state health officials said Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — West Nile virus is on the rise in Louisiana and residents need to take precautions against mosquito bites, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental and health officials in the Albuquerque area say they have found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus.
The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department and Bernalillo County Planning and Development Services Department jointly announced Friday the first detection this year of mosquitoes positive for the virus.
BOSTON (AP) — The potentially dangerous West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito in Massachusetts for the first time this year, state public health officials said.
The presence of the virus, which is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, was confirmed in a mosquito sample collected in Easton on Monday, according to a statement from the Department of Public Health.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's health agency is again asking people to bring certain types of dead birds to their offices so they can test them for West Nile virus.
Starting March 15, officials are looking for the bodies of crows, blue jays, house finches, and house sparrows that don't appear to be injured and haven't started decaying, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said in a news release.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's first 2022 case of West Nile virus has been reported in a Hinds County resident, state health officials said.
The Mississippi State Department of Health disclosed the case on Friday, The Clarion Ledger reported.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s state veterinarian this week reminded horse owners to protect their animals from West Nile Virus after a horse in Weakley County that contracted the disease had to be euthanized.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health has confirmed a human case of West Nile virus for the first time since 2017, the department said Wednesday.
The Chittenden County resident was diagnosed earlier this month with a more serious form of the illness affecting the nervous system, called neuroinvasive disease, the Health Department said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — West Nile virus infections and deaths are both up in Colorado from last year, and there have been more cases so far than at any point since 2016, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus since 2018, state health officials said Thursday.
The virus, spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, was detected in a Providence County resident in their 50s who regularly traveled to Massachusetts, according to a statement from the state Department of Health.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A former Tempe police detective has died after contracting West Nile virus, authorities said Thursday.
Police officials said Nathan Ryberg had been in a medically induced coma since Sept.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A third person in eastern Nebraska has died from the West Nile virus this year.
The Douglas County Health Department said a man in his 80s who was hospitalized after developing symptoms of the virus in August has died.
PHOENIX (AP) — This year's wet monsoon in Arizona is contributing to a record-high season for the West Nile virus, which is spread through mosquito bites, health officials said.
Arizona had 123 cases and four deaths through late last week, the state Department of Health Services said Tuesday.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) —
State health officials say they have identified five cases of West Nile virus infections across New Mexico and that wet weather may be a factor.
The Department of Health said Friday that no deaths have been reported so far this year but that the five cases were reported among residents of Bernalillo, Dona Ana and Taos counties.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two people have now died from West Nile virus in eastern Nebraska this year.
The state Department of Health and Human Services said both deaths were confirmed this week within the territory served by the Three Rivers District Health Department, which includes Dodge, Saunders and Washington counties in eastern Nebraska.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials are asking Indiana residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites after the first West Nile virus case of 2021 was identified in a Lake County resident, and in mosquitoes in multiple other counties.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A resident of southwest North Dakota over the age of 60 has become the first person in the state to die of West Nile virus this year.
The state health department announced the West Nile virus-related death on Friday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A person who contracted West Nile virus in Shelby County is Tennessee's third case of the illness this year, health officials said.
In a news release Friday, the Shelby County Health Department did not identify the person who got the illness, which is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware have announced the state's first case of the West Nile virus since 2018.
The Division of Public Health said in a news release on Friday that a 69-year-old Kent County man was infected.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The first West Nile virus cases of the year in Michigan have been found in residents in Oakland and Macomb counties, according to the state health department.
Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Bay, Kent, and Midland counties, along with the city of Detroit had positive results in the past week for mosquitoes tested for West Nile virus and Jameson Canyon virus.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mosquitoes in the Las Vegas area have tested positive for West Nile virus, the first time this mosquito season.
The Southern Nevada Health District said Thursday that mosquitoes trapped in a Henderson-area neighborhood tested positive for the virus, which can cause severe illness for those over 60 or with underlying health conditions.
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County health officials said Wednesday that there have been 36 confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus so far this season with one fatality.
County Department of Public Health officials said the person who died was an older adult who also had other health conditions.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has its first human case of West Nile virus this year, state public health officials said Wednesday.
The mosquito-borne disease was detected in a woman in her 80s who was likely exposed in Middlesex County, according to a statement from the state Department of Public Health.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Human cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus are on the rise in North Dakota, with the severity of symptoms resulting in some hospitalizations, according to state health officials.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in Pinal County during Arizona’s mosquito season.
Health officials said Tuesday that the case was found in a county resident.
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A batch of mosquitoes collected in Salem is the first in New Hampshire to test positive for West Nile virus this year, officials said Thursday.
The Department of Health and Human Services is working with town officials to notify residents.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico’s most populated area are warning residents to take precautions against mosquito bites.
They announced Monday that mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have been collected at locations throughout Albuquerque and Bernalillo County as part of a regular monitoring program.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in four Louisville zip codes, health officials said.
Fogging operations are planned Thursday in specific neighborhoods if the weather permits, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness said in a statement.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Friday reported the state's first death from the West Nile virus this year.
A resident of San Luis Obispo County died from complications of the mosquito-born virus, the California Department of Public Health said in a news release.
BOSTON (AP) — West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year, state public health officials said.
The virus was confirmed Thursday in a mosquito sample collected on June 29 in Medford, according to a statement from the state Department of Public Health.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire hunters are being asked to collect blood samples from their harvested turkeys as part of a regional study of West Nile Virus...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's health agency wants residents to bring them the bodies of certain species of dead birds so they can be tested for West Nile Virus...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State health officials say mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are being reported in Eastern Washington’s Benton and Yakima counties.
The Washington Department of Health said Tuesday that seven positive samples have been reported in Washington so far this year.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Health officials are asking visitors to avoid a beach on the east side of Lake Havasu after mosquitoes gathered there tested positive for the West Nile virus...
The Mohave County Department of Public Health announced Friday that mosquitoes found in the area of Body Beach have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The county’s environmental health division monitors mosquitoes throughout Mohave County, and routinely tests certain species for the virus.
BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito in Massachusetts for the first time in 2020, health officials said Thursday...
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health has confirmed the first human death in the state this year from the West Nile virus...
BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials in Massachusetts have confirmed the state's first human case of West Nile virus this season...
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Donated blood from a Detroit-area resident has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
The Oakland County health department says it was notified of the positive test by state health officials.
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health says a pool of mosquitoes collected in Essex has tested positive for West Nile virus.
The department said Friday that more than 2,000 mosquito pools — or groups of up 50 of mosquitoes of the same species and location — have been tested this year around Vermont.
A single case of the West Nile Virus has been found in the Robinson Park area of East Mountain, city officials announced today.
The random testing was the first to come back positive for the virus in Lackawanna County this year, according to a press release from Scranton Mayor Wayne Evans.
A sixth probable human case of West Nile Virus has been found in Allegheny County.
The Allegheny County Health Department said Wednesday the afflicted resident lives in Bellevue, is over the age of 50 and is recovering.
A 25-year old miniature horse from Greenwich is recovering after testing positive for the West Nile virus.
The state Department of Agriculture recently announced that the Greenwich horse and an 18-year-old horse from Glastonbury were the first domestic animal cases of West Nile virus infection this year.
LODI, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say a 62-year-old man's death last week was the state's first confirmed fatality from West Nile virus this year...
The East Central District Health Department during Tuesday’s Platte County Board of Supervisors meeting confirmed that recent mosquito samplings collected in Columbus tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this summer.
Michael P. Norton
State House News Service
BOSTON -- Less than a week after taking the rare step of raising the statewide West Nile Virus risk to moderate, state public health officials have now announced four human cases of the virus.
Fort Bend County Health & Human Services has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in a sample of trapped mosquitoes located near Staffordshire Road and 5th Street in Stafford.
HUNTINGTON — West Nile virus has been confirmed in several groups of mosquitoes under surveillance in Cabell County, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department confirmed Friday.
There have been two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Connecticut this season, one of which is a Fairfield resident, the Connecticut Department of Public Health said on Friday.
Both patients are between 60 and 79 years of age became sick with encephalitis around the last week of July and were hospitalized.