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.
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.
Good Question: Are There Health Benefits To The Cold?Struggling to get above zero is less than ideal, especially when you spend more time getting dressed for the weather than actually being in it. But believe it or not, the cold does have some health benefits. We have the flu bug, but no other bugs to deal with, according to Dr. Christina Manders, a family physician with Fairview Clinics in Savage. "We don't see Lyme disease, we don't see West Nile. So tick-borne infections, mosquito-borne infections are not a factor," Manders said.
Short Mosquito Season Squishes West Nile Threat Mosquitoes are not exactly the sign of spring that most of us look for.
West Nile Cases Growing In MinnesotaThere is good news and bad news surrounding the number of West Nile cases in Minnesota.
Elderly Stevens Co. Man Dies Of West NileThe Minnesota Department of Health is reporting an elderly man has died due to West Nile virus. According to the health department, the man's death marks the 16th West Nile-related death in this state since 2002.
West Nile Affecting 10 MinnesotansThe number of Minnesotans getting sick this summer from the West Nile Virus is growing.
More Mosquitoes Doesn't Mean Higher West Nile RiskThis year's mosquito population is growing because of all the rainfall. But the same can't be said for potential West Nile virus cases, even though that too depends on weather.