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.
MDH: 2nd Death Connected With West Nile ReportedA second person has died in connection with West Nile virus, according to the latest numbers reported by the Minnesota Department of Health. According to the newest figures, there are now 29 cases of confirmed West Nile in the state of Minnesota.
Health Dept: 25 Cases Of West Nile In MinnesotaThe Minnesota Department of Health reports that there have been 25 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in the state this year. The updated numbers include four cases where the virus was detected in blood donors.
Health Officials Report First West Nile Death Of 2013Officials with the Minnesota Department of Health said the first death from West Nile virus in the state for 2013 was reported Monday. Health department officials said so far this year, there have been 16 cases of the mosquito-based virus reported in Minnesota.
Minnesota Has First 2013 Case Of West Nile VirusState health officials say a Murray County man has Minnesota's first case of the West Nile virus this year. The man got sick with West Nile fever earlier this month and is recovering. The Minnesota Department of Health says West Nile virus is a potentially life-threatening disease.
Officials Say West Nile Virus Found In Carver CountyOfficials have given out the warning to Twin Cities residents: West Nile Virus is back. Authorities with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District said Wednesday a sample of mosquitoes collected in Carver County tested positive for West Nile Virus.