West Nile Virus
A fifth death associated with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus has been reported in Michigan.
With more Michiganders spending time outside for the extended Labor Day weekend, the Michigan Department of Community Health is reminding residents of the simple precautions that can be taken to avoid mosquito bites during the holiday this year.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture has confirmed a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in an eight-week-old Van Buren County puppy
WWJ’s Pat Sweeting was joined in the studio by Dr. Jose Vasquez and Dr. Christopher Carpenter to answer questions about the West Nile virus.
After a third West Nile death in Michigan has been confirmed, WWJ Newsradio 950 is hosting a special webinar at noon Friday, Aug. 24 with local doctors who will answer your questions about the illness.
A second person in Michigan has now died from the West Nile virus, and 18 more cases have been reported this week.
City departments in Warren will begin a mosquito prevention and eradication program aimed at controlling the spread of the West Nile virus and other illnesses.
The Oakland County Health Department is warning people at large outdoor gatherings, such as the Dream Cruise, Renaissance Festival and Arts Beats & Eats, about West Nile Virus.
Health officials say WNV cases are on the rise both nationally and in lower Michigan.
The Wayne County Health Department has confirmed two cases of West Nile virus.