West Nile Virus

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Steven Pickering
July 22, 2020 - 6:28 am
Tarrant County Public Health is reporting the first West Nile Virus death of 2020 season. It’s the first fatal human case of West Nile in Tarrant County since September of 2018.
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WWJ News
June 05, 2020 - 10:01 am
As we deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the state Health Department issued another blow to residents who are just starting to feel safe enough to go back outside: They're now reporting the first case of West Nile virus in Michigan.
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WWJ News
September 24, 2019 - 5:42 pm
Health officials are reminding the public to protect themselves from mosquito bites.
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WWJ News
September 05, 2019 - 5:34 pm
WNV is spread to humans through the bite of a mosquito which became infected when biting a bird.
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August 16, 2019 - 7:48 pm
"It has a 33% fatality rate fatality rate for humans who become ill," said Lynn Sutfin of the MDHHS.
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This July 13, 2019 photo provided by Guangzhou Wolbaki Biotech shows male Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in a container at the company's lab in Guangzhou, China, prepared for release. Researchers zapped the insects with a small dose of radiation and infected them with a virus-fighting bacterium called Wolbachia. Males and female mosquitoes with different types of Wolbachia won’t have young that survive. So researchers intentionally infect males with a strain not found in the area and then release the insects. (Guangzhou Wolbaki Biotech via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 7:37 am
The invasive bugs can spread dengue fever, Zika and other diseases.
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June 15, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Bzzz! Bzzz! West Nile virus is back in Oakland County.
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May 20, 2019 - 11:00 pm
Orkin released its annual Top 50 Mosquito Cities List
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