West Nile Virus

7:20am

Sun July 1, 2012
Science

The Search For A Drug To Treat West Nile And Its Viral Cousins

Brian Geiss, a professor at Colorado State University, operating a computer that controls a plate reader used to speed along initial drug testing.
Jessica McDonald KUNC

With pools of mosquitoes confirmed to be carrying West Nile Virus across Colorado, West Nile season is officially here. If you get infected, though, don’t expect to run to the pharmacy. A pair of local researchers is trying to change that.

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4:37pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Health

Like Fire Season, West Nile Virus Season Also Starts Early

Culex mosquito
John Tann Flickr – Creative Commons

West Nile Virus has been found in trapped Culex mosquitoes in Delta, Larimer, and Weld counties.

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4:23pm

Thu July 21, 2011
West Nile Virus

The Costs of Mosquito Control

Jessica Schurich collects mosquito samples near Boyd Lake in Loveland.
Melanie DeVries

Across many parts of Colorado, recent rains and flooding have left behind ample breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and health concerns are growing after Boulder County officials reported the first human case of West Nile virus this week. Many cities and counties are trying to strike a balance between protecting the public and their bottom line.

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5:35am

Mon May 30, 2011
Public Health

Warm Weather Brings Mosquitoes, West Nile Virus Risk to Colorado

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As temperatures heat up, public health officials are warning Coloradans to take preventive steps against mosquito bites, which could lead to West Nile Virus.

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2:16pm

Fri May 13, 2011
Public Health

Jeffco Cuts West Nile Virus Program

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Citing budget constraints, public health officials in Jefferson County say they’re cutting a spraying program that prevents the mosquito responsible for carrying West Nile Virus from breeding.

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