Latest West Nile virus News

RI has 1st human case of Jamestown Canyon virus since 2013

Dec. 06, 2021 14:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island public health officials on Monday confirmed the state's first human case of the Jamestown Canyon virus since 2013. The person who tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus is a resident of Kent County in their 50s, the state Department of...

Tennessee warning horse owners of West Nile danger

Oct. 28, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s state veterinarian this week reminded horse owners to protect their animals from West Nile Virus after a horse in Weakley County that contracted the disease had to be euthanized. Horse owners should work with a veterinarian to...

Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Vermont

Oct. 27, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health has confirmed a human case of West Nile virus for the first time since 2017, the department said Wednesday. The Chittenden County resident was diagnosed earlier this month with a more serious form of the illness...

West Nile virus cases climbing in Colorado

Oct. 09, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — West Nile virus infections and deaths are both up in Colorado from last year, and there have been more cases so far than at any point since 2016, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. As of this...

Rhode Island has first human West Nile virus case since 2018

Oct. 07, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus since 2018, state health officials said Thursday. The virus, spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, was detected in a Providence County resident in their 50s...

Ex-Tempe police detective dies after getting West Nile virus

Sep. 23, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A former Tempe police detective has died after contracting West Nile virus, authorities said Thursday. Police officials said Nathan Ryberg had been in a medically induced coma since Sept. 11 while fighting the virus plus encephalitis, which is an...

Douglas County man dies from West Nile, gives state 3 deaths

Sep. 22, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A third person in eastern Nebraska has died from the West Nile virus this year. The Douglas County Health Department said a man in his 80s who was hospitalized after developing symptoms of the virus in August has died. The man had several other health...

West Nile virus at high levels in Arizona due to wet monsoon

Sep. 22, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — This year's wet monsoon in Arizona is contributing to a record-high season for the West Nile virus, which is spread through mosquito bites, health officials said. Arizona had 123 cases and four deaths through late last week, the state Department of...

New Mexico reports 5 cases of West Nile virus infections

Sep. 17, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say they have identified five cases of West Nile virus infections across New Mexico and that wet weather may be a factor. The Department of Health said Friday that no deaths have been reported so far...

Two Nebraskans die from West Nile virus this week

Sep. 16, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two people have now died from West Nile virus in eastern Nebraska this year. The state Department of Health and Human Services said both deaths were confirmed this week within the territory served by the Three Rivers District Health Department,...