West Nile Virus

Officials: 28 Californians Have Died From West Nile Virus This YearCalifornia health officials say 28 people have died from West Nile virus so far this year.
State Saw Record Number Of West Nile Deaths In 2014California saw a record number of deaths from West Nile virus last year, and health officials say the state's drought may have contributed to the spike.
California Drought Creates Worse Outlook For West Nile Virus SpreadLuis Rodriguez with Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Control says since the drought took hold in 2012, the state has seen West Nile cases in people triple with nearly 800 in 2014. The last time numbers were this high was back in 2005.
UC Berkeley Student's West Nile Virus Misdiagnosed As Concussion, Meningitis It may be months before Abbey Murphy is back to normal. It took weeks and several trips to the emergency room, as well as a week-long hospital stay for doctors to discover what was really wrong.
Low Flying Plane To Spray Natomas This WeekendThe spraying is in the same area that was treated in July, when many neighbors complained about the lack of notice.
Officials Report First 2 Deaths From West Nile In CaliforniaOfficials announced Wednesday that a 74-year-old woman and another adult has died from West Nile Virus – the first fatal cases this year in California.
New Information Shows Mosquito Spray Flight Path Went Further South Over HomesAccording to the district’s website, the target zone was north of Elkhorn Boulevard, where the tracking data showed the plane flying. But it also flew further south into residential neighborhoods.
Mosquito Spraying Uses Chemical That Prompted Warning For Pregnant Women From UC DavisThe move comes after the Sacramento-Yolo Vector Control District noticed a significant uptick in dead birds and mosquitoes testing positive for the potentially deadly virus.
2 People In Northern California Infected With West Nile VirusCalifornia health officials have reported that two people have been infected with West Nile virus in the state.
Sutter County Woman Dies From West Nile VirusA Sutter County woman has died from West Nile Virus becoming the County’s first ever fatality from the mosquito-born illness, according to officials.
Placer County Reports 3 Positive Human Cases Of West Nile Virus A Roseville resident and two Lincoln residents have tested positive for the West Nile virus recently, becoming the first cases in Placer County this year to have a documented infection of the disease.
Human Case Of West Nile Virus Detected In Sutter CountyA woman living in Sutter County has been diagnosed with the West Nile virus, the county's first human case since 2007.
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