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Texas Woman Holds West Nile Virus Awareness Event

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As a tribute to her grandfather who died from West Nile virus infection, a woman based in Bellmead, Texas, is holding an awareness event this weekend about the mosquito-borne illness. The “Fight The Bite” event will be held this Sunday (September 16th) at a local bar in nearby Waco, where participants can pick up information […]

Texas Declares Worst Record in West Nile Virus

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The State of Texas has declared 2012 its worst year for West Nile virus as half of the number of deaths from the illness in the United States come from the biggest state. At least 43 people have died from West Nile in Texas, where the Department of State Health Services has recorded at least […]

Texas Researchers Find Possible West Nile Cure

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Although an effective cure for the West Nile Virus has not yet been found, researchers may have found a potential way to kill the virus. Researchers at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso have discovered a way to kill the West Nile Virus with ribonucleic acid or RNA. Dr. Manjunath Swamy and […]

Recent Rainfall Prompts Extra Caution For West Nile Virus In Texas

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The recent rainfall and the West Nile Virus have the Texans worried this time. The recent increase of West Nile Virus cases in Dallas has prompted other counties in the state to show concern. The state in fact has currently showed that the explosion of new West Nile Virus cases in the state is considered […]

West Nile Virus Outbreak in Texas Worst in United States

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Officials in Dallas County have declared a state of emergency as the West Nile Virus infected more than 190 people, killing 10. Texas is hit with the worst outbreak in the United States. The unusually warm winter and rainy spring in many parts of Texas, including Dallas-Fort Worth, have provided ideal conditions for breeding mosquitoes, […]

Possible Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Texas

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Public health authorities in Plano, Texas, have reported that two local people may have contracted the West Nile Virus. The cases occurred in the areas covered by zip codes 75074 and 75075. According to Geoffrey Heinecke, the city’s environmental health manager, further tests need to be performed to confirm the presence of the disease. The […]

West Nile Virus Deaths in United States Increased by 19%

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of confirmed deaths due to West Nile virus this year rose to 19% this week to 219 in United States. The total number of cases, meanwhile, was up 4% to 4,725. According to Marc Fischer, medical epidemiologist working in CDC’s Fort Collins, Colorado, laboratory, […]

West Nile Outbreak Expected To Last Until October

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The West Nile outbreak is still continuing to affect many states in the US. There have been continuous outbreak alerts provided on several of the hardest hit states, Texas of which bore the brunt of the outbreak the most. The state reported nearly half of the West Nile cases this year and has reported the […]

West Nile Virus Cases in US Reach 2,118

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Health officials in the United States has reported that cases of infection due to West Nile virus has reached 2,118, an increase of 25% from last week. Records also indicate 92 deaths. Lyle Petersen, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s division of vector-borne infectious diseases, said that cases will continue to rise “probably […]

CDC Reports US States With Most West Nile Virus Cases

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The West Nile Virus cases in the US have recently been showing record figures, numbers that have not been seen ever since the disease was first discovered in the country. In fact, 2012 is expected to be showing West Nile Virus cases at historical levels. This does not bode well for many states that have […]