A 61-year-old Orange County woman died last week from West Nile virus, making her the county’s first such fatality since 2008.
Health officials reported Tuesday that a second Los Angeles County resident has died due to West Nile virus.
Two cases of West Nile virus were reported Wednesday by the Vector Control District.
Authorities issued a health warning Wednesday after a chicken in El Segundo tested positive for West Nile virus.
Two birds found dead in Santa Monica have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, officials said Thursday.
A Lancaster man fights for life Wednesday after contracting the West Nile virus, according to his daughter.
U.S. health officials reported Wednesday three times the usual number of West Nile cases for this time of year and one expert called it “one of the largest” outbreaks since the virus appeared in this country in 1999.
One official said the economy is making the spread of the disease worse due to an abundance of dirty swimming pools in abandoned homes.
A nanotechnology firm opened a research facility on Friday where experiments are expected to focus on better ways to keep mosquitoes at bay and, by doing so, prevent the spread of disease.
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.