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Solano County reports first case of potentially deadly virus

Fairfield - Health officials in the San Francisco Bay Area county of Solano confirmed last week that a resident had contracted West Nile virus.

Potentially deadly virus arrives in Northern California county

Fairfield - Evidence of West Nile virus has been found for the first time this year in Northern California's Solano County, signaling the start of the mosquito-borne virus season.

Hurricane Isaac may add to near record-setting West Nile outbreak

With all the rain and flooding Isaac has left behind, some are worried the near record-setting number of West Nile cases in the US will increase. Stagnant, pooling water is a breeding ground for algae, a source of food for mosquito larvae.

Stable Flies Suspect in Pelican West Nile Deaths

An entomologist from Montana State University is considering moving his study of West Nile virus from mosquitoes to stable flies. his recent fieldwork is providing support for this new approach.

West Nile Virus Arrives Early

The first case of West Nile virus has arrived three weeks earlier than anticipated, prompting health officials to worry about an epidemic. A 53 year old Manitoba man tested positive.

Polar bear at zoo killed after likely contracting West Nile

If confirmed, they think it would be the first known case of a polar bear contracting the ailment.
 

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Mosquito  carrier of dengue fever
Mosquito, carrier of dengue fever
CULPRIT: Close-up photograph of Culex mosquito  blamed for spreading the West Nile virus.
CULPRIT: Close-up photograph of Culex mosquito, blamed for spreading the West Nile virus.
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Solano health officials regularly check mosquitoes for West Nile virus  as witj this trap set on Fir...
Solano health officials regularly check mosquitoes for West Nile virus, as witj this trap set on First Street in Benicia, the county's oldest city.

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