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The mist is initially sprayed 300 feet in the air, lowering over the course of 30 minutes until it dissipates.
The statewide trend of increased cases of West Nile Virus includes Butte County, where 11 people have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.
Our view: Guard against West Nile Ouachita Parish reported its first human case of West Nile of the year last week.
So far this year, a total of 15 human WNV cases have been reported in the following counties: Adams, Bolivar, Covington, Forrest, Hinds, Madison, Newton, Rankin, Yazoo, and Wilkinson counties.
A Seal Beach resident in her 80s with underlying medical conditions died last week with complications of West Nile Virus infection.
Health officials have recommended that residents practice the "Four D's" in order to reduce the risk of being bitten and infected by Culex mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus: Drain any standing water that can provide breeding places for mosquito.
Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton is walking and talking again, but he still has limited movement in his neck two years after contracting the virus from an infected mosquito.
Workers at Livingston Parish's Mosquito Abatement have sprayed on the ground, but the program recently got help from a company in Arkansas after some mosquito pools tested positive for West Nile.
Weather permitting, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will spray pesticide in East Farmingdale Tuesday in an effort to control adult mosquitoes and combat West Nile virus.
The West Nile virus has hit British Columbia, and a Langley veterinarian is warning horse owners to get their animals vaccinated.
The Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District will be spraying insecticide by truck tonight in Discovery Bay in Contra Costa County to control the number of adult mosquitoes in the area.
The first human case of West Nile virus in Utah for 2014 was announced by the Salt Lake County Health Department Monday.
As of Aug. 21, York has had 34 mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus, according to Pennsylvania West Nile Control Program data.
Phil Hall, West Nile Virus coordinator with the Penn State Cooperative Extension in Lebanon County, uses a ladle to check for mosquito larvae in standing water at YMCA Camp Shand in South Lebanon Twp.
For the first time this year a mosquito pool in East Boston has tested positive for West Nile Virus .
West Nile virus is on the rise in the United States. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork and Director of Emergency Services for Baylor Health Care in Dallas, Dr. Nick Zenarosa, explain the risks of contracting West Nile virus and how to avoid it.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 02:30 am
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