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.