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West Nile Virus

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CDC: Man Dies From West Nile Possibly Contracted Through Blood Transfusion

A report issued Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta states that a man died from a fatal infection of the West Nile Virus that he may have contracted through a transfusion.


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Large Mosquito Population Expected In Georgia

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Scientists are predicting a large mosquito population in Georgia during the next few weeks. Elmer Gray, an entomologist with the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension Service, says the nuisance mosquitoes are expected […]


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CDC: Alarming Increase Seen In West Nile Cases

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – U.S. health officials say there’s been an alarming increase in the number of West Nile cases. So far there have been more than 1,100 cases reported through the middle of August. That’s three […]


Bay Area Vector Control Team Investigates West Nile Mosquito Presence

West Nile Virus in Fulton County

The Georgia Department of Public Health has notified the Fulton County Department of Health Services that 20 mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).  A mosquito “pool” refers to a collection of mosquitoes […]