West Nile Virus http://wwno.org en New death from West Nile in past week http://wwno.org/post/new-death-west-nile-past-week <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State health officials say in the past week one more person has died from the West Nile virus in Louisiana and the number of infections has risen to 251 for the year with 36 new cases reported.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The death toll from the virus so far this year stands at 11.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:12:23 +0000 The Associated Press 20577 at http://wwno.org 31 new West Nile cases and 1 death http://wwno.org/post/31-new-west-nile-cases-and-1-death <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana's 31 latest West Nile infections included one death, bringing Louisiana's total this year to 176 reported infections and 10 deaths from the virus.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:49:11 +0000 The Associated Press 19804 at http://wwno.org Isaac may spark swarms of mosquitoes http://wwno.org/post/isaac-may-spark-swarms-mosquitoes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">After Hurricane Isaac left a lot of water behind, south Louisiana residents may be dealing with swarms of mosquitoes.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">And with Louisiana experiencing the highest rate of West Nile virus infections in several years, state officials are warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:37:14 +0000 The Associated Press 19295 at http://wwno.org With West Nile On The Rise, We Answer Your Questions http://wwno.org/post/west-nile-rise-we-answer-your-questions This year is on track to be the worst ever for West Nile virus in the United States. Here are the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm">latest numbers</a> from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:<p><ul><p><li>1,590 reported cases, nearly 500 more than a week ago for a rise of 44 percent.</li><p><li>889 cases, or 56 percent, involve severe neurological disease.</li><p><li>66 deaths, compared to 41 last week.</li><p></ul><p>Every state except Alaska and Hawaii has reported West Nile virus in people, birds or mosquitoes. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Richard Knox 18863 at http://wwno.org Three new West Nile deaths, total cases up to 53 http://wwno.org/post/three-new-west-nile-deaths-total-cases-53 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State health officials confirm three more people have died from West Nile virus, bringing the total to nine so far this year.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 17:06:32 +0000 The Associated Press 18503 at http://wwno.org Two West Nile deaths reported in Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/two-west-nile-deaths-reported-louisiana <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Two people have died in Louisiana as a result of West Nile Virus infections.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana&#39;s health department confirmed this week&#39;s deaths, the first West Nile deaths in the state since 2008, when one person died.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 19:30:45 +0000 The Associated Press 17094 at http://wwno.org DHH confirms four new cases of West Nile virus http://wwno.org/post/dhh-confirms-four-new-cases-west-nile-virus <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says four new cases of West Nile virus bring this year&#39;s total to 14.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:28:29 +0000 The Associated Press 16229 at http://wwno.org State reports six more cases of West Nile Virus http://wwno.org/post/state-reports-six-more-cases-west-nile-virus <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State health regulators have confirmed six more human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing the year&#39;s total to 10, including two cases of the more serious neuroinvasive disease.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:46:31 +0000 The Associated Press 15736 at http://wwno.org 3 new Louisiana West Nile cases, 1 serious http://wwno.org/post/3-new-louisiana-west-nile-cases-1-serious <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana&#39;s health department says three new cases of West Nile virus infection have been confirmed in the state &mdash; including a potentially fatal case in Vernon Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Two of the people who tested positive for the infection showed no symptoms. They were in Tangipahoa Parish.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:10:24 +0000 The Associated Press 15264 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Detects West Nile in Mosquitoes http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-detects-west-nile-mosquitoes <p>New Orleans officials say West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected in the city.</p><p>No human West Nile cases have been reported in New Orleans so far this year, although one human case has been reported in St. Bernard Parish.</p><p>Most people infected do not get sick. However some develop flu-like symptoms and a few will develop serious illness.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:02:21 +0000 The Associated Press 14852 at http://wwno.org