A 61-year-old Orange County woman died last week from West Nile virus, making her the county’s first such fatality since 2008.
Authorities issued a health warning Wednesday after a chicken in El Segundo tested positive for West Nile virus.
Health officials across the Southland have begun to deploy trucks that spray a fog-like mist to combat the spread of West Nile virus.
Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed Friday.
This year’s West Nile outbreak is on pace to become the biggest on record since the disease first was first recorded in the U.S. in 1999.
Health officials are warning 1,700 Yosemite National Park visitors that they may have been exposed to hantavirus.
Officials from Yosemite National Park say a man is dead and a woman is recovering after contracting a rare rodent-borne disease in a popular lodging area.
The FBI is warning the public about a malicious computer virus that is set to knock thousands of unsuspecting people off the Internet in several days.
The FBI says a new computer virus could interrupt Internet service for hundreds of thousands of computer users this summer.
Gov. Jerry Brown has waded into the national debate over child vaccinations for sexually transmitted diseases, signing a bill allowing children as young as 12 to get vaccinated without their parents’ consent.
The county Department of Environmental Health said six rodents in the past week have tested positive for the potentially fatal but difficult to contract virus.
Officials say there are no confirmed cases in California, but owners have been told to monitor their horses for symptoms.
One official said the economy is making the spread of the disease worse due to an abundance of dirty swimming pools in abandoned homes.
Orange County has confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus this year. The county’s Health Care Agency says a man hospitalized late last month tested positive for the virus, although it’s unclear whether he contracted it inside the county. He’s recovering.
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