Home Videos Photos

All tag results for west nile

Survivor's Lisa Whelchel Got West Nile Virus!

Filed under: SickScary!

lisa-whelchel-gets-west-nile-virus1.jpg

Lisa Whelchel may be trying to survive on Survivor: Philippines but she's also fighting for survival in real life!

She has West Nile virus!!

That sounds terrifying!

She said:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

West Nile OUTBREAK Cases Still Growing!

Filed under: HealthSickScary!

west-nile-cases-still-growing-death-high.jpg

Don't go into full panic mode just yet!

The number of people infected with West Nile virus is still growing each year but this year's outbreak is slowing down!

The CDC has reported that 4,891 people have gotten the virus so far.

This years death toll is 223!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Over 1,000 West Nile Virus Cases In U.S.!!!

Filed under: HealthScary!

mosquitp-sucking-on-blood-west-nile.jpg

The CDC has recently released information that there's been an alarming increase in the number of West Nile virus cases this year!

There have been over 1,100 reported cases of the virus, with half of them coming from Texas.

We actually kinda forgot about the West Nile virus since it's out of the news.

It's a good reminder that we should really be taking precautions to help keep us safe from mosquitos, like wearing long clothes at night or using a bug repellant.

West Nile usually causes infection, can cause the West Nile Fever, and, rarely, can cause swelling of the brain!

So it's still a serious virus, that is very prevalent and can cause some real problems.

Stay away from 'squitos!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

NYC's First Case Of West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes

Filed under: HealthScary!Insects

NYC's First Case Of West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes

First Jersey Shore now West Nile??

The city's first case of the West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Eltingville, according to the NYC Health Department.

So far, no human cases have been found this season in the five boroughs.

The Health Department said it has increased mosquito surveillance and mosquito larvae control efforts in the area where the mosquitoes were found.

West Nile virus has returned to New York City, but simple precautions can help protect you and your family,”

the Health Commissioner warned.

Oh Staten Island, what nastiness will you breed next?

[Image via WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »