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.
Oakland County has confirmed its first human case of West Nile Virus this summer.
Health officials say they’ve identified West Nile virus in two Michigan counties, the earliest such detection in several years as weather conditions encourage the presence of mosquitoes.
While most of us have been enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures, the mild weather that seems to be ahead of schedule has its down sides. The Oakland County Health Division says it has caused mosquitos to arrive early this year.
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts wants to “blast” the usual mosquito breeding grounds throughout the city, before West Nile Virus becomes a problem this summer.