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.
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.
The Wayne County Health Department has confirmed two cases of West Nile virus.
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.
Mayor Jim Fouts said those who have stagnant pools or ponds and other areas that harbor mosquitoes could face a $1,000 fine.
Health officials say a Macomb County man who recently died has been identified as Michigan’s first probable human case of West Nile virus this year.
Health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus in Michigan this summer. A Pittsfield Township man tested positive for a mild form of the illness, known as West Nile Fever, but […]