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The increase in West Nile virus cases in the U.S. over the past week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  As of Wednesday, a total of...

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The number of reported cases of West Nile virus in the U.S. through the first three weeks of August, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That puts the...

Bugs Be Gone! What’s Really in Bug Spray

It's a summertime dilemma -- you want to douse yourself in bug repellant to keep off the pesky -- and sometimes disease-causing -- critters, but you also worry...

5 Things You Need to Know About West Nile Virus

As of last Tuesday, 693 cases of West Nile virus have been reported from 43 states to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The disease is...

Why West Nile Virus is a Self-Inflicted Wound

There are no good ways to die, but death by the West Nile virus is worse than most. The tropical disease begins in birds, which pass it onto mosquitoes that then...

Health: Quick Test

Just in time for mosquito season, the FDA has approved the first screening test for West Nile virus. The blood test, made by PanBio Limited of Australia, detects...

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