Minnesota Horse Diagnosed With West Nile Virus, First Since 2016The Board of Animal Health has confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in a Minnesota horse in more than a year.
Iowa Reports 1st West Nile-Related Death For 2017Experts say most people who are infected have no symptoms or experience only mild, flu-like symptoms.
West Nile Cases Down Thanks To Cooler TempsFor those hoping for a hot and sticky August, there may be a silver lining to our below-average temperatures.
CDC: 2 Cases Of West Nile Virus In MinnesotaAt least two blood donors in Minnesota have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
West Nile Virus Confirmed In Minnesota HorseThe Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Tuesday an unvaccinated horse in Winthrop, in the south-central part of the state, has tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease and is severely ill.
Using Sweet Grass To Repel MosquitoesThis is the time of year mosquitoes most often transmit the West Nile virus. But there is an all-natural way to prevent mosquito bites by using sweet grass. Native Americans have used sweet grass for centuries for ceremonial purposes and weaving.
West Nile Virus Season Has ArrivedThis cold and rainy weather may be reminiscent of autumn, but it is time to think about mosquitoes. It is the time of year when most cases of West Nile Virus are reported. The Minnesota Department of Health says West Nile was found in four Minnesotans who donated blood over the summer.
Mosquitoes In Ramsey County Test Positive For West NileWest Nile virus is back, and officials are urging Minnesotans to avoid mosquito bites, dump out standing water and report dead birds.
Pope Co. Woman Is State’s 1st West Nile Case Of 2014A Pope County woman has become Minnesota's first confirmed case of West Nile virus this season. She was diagnosed with the virus on Aug. 2, according to David Nietzel with the Minnesota Department of Health. He says most often people can have it and not know it.
West Nile Virus Detected In Minnesota West Nile Virus is back in Minnesota. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control says a mosquito sample collected in Scott County tested positive for the virus this week. So far, there are no human cases of the virus in the state.
Mosquito Population 'Explodes' After Holiday WeekendNow that the weather's getting nice, Minnesota's most common pest is popping out. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District said over the Memorial Day weekend there was an explosion in the mosquito population.
Mosquito Control Experts Already Combating West Nile In Minnesota, it's well known that rabbits can't even multiply at the rate of mosquitoes. "I noticed earlier this year on one of the first nice days we all went outside and we all got bit," said Amy Hall of Minneapolis.