West Nile Virus

Why Mosquitoes Bite: Myth vs. Fact

It’s that dreaded time of year—when mosquitoes make their first annoying appearance after a season of cold, wet, and snow. ...

Signs and Symptoms of Encephalitis

Encephalitis is a rare, but very serious infection that causes swelling in the brain. Many types of viruses can cause ...

New Mosquito-borne Virus Spreading North to U.S.

Many of us are familiar with the West Nile Virus, which can be contracted after being bitten by a mosquito. ...

The Mosquito Returns: What You Need to Know

It’s finally starting to warm up here in northern North America. ...

Warning Signs Indicating You May Have West Nile Virus

Did you know that 80-percent of people bitten by a West Nile-carrying mosquito show no symptoms of the disease? The ...

DEET: It’s Not as Effective As you Think!

If you tend to attract mosquitoes, DEET, one of the most widely used ingredients in insect repellent, might be your ...

Survivor Star Lisa Welchel Infected With West Nile Virus

Lisa Welchel has confirmed via Twitter that she has a confirmed case of West Nile Virus.  Her post read, “Dr. ...

West Nile Virus Remains a Risk This Winter

Statistics released on November 7, 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a scary reality when ...

Aerial Spraying Delays Potentially Add to West Nile Virus Epidemic

Mike Clark, a doctor from North Texas, is now the patient since being infected with the West Nile virus. ...

66 Year Old Man Dies of West Nile

An Alberta man, 66-year-old Ron Sept died on October 4 due to a mere mosquito bite. ...