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Jan 3, 2013 at 7:25 AM
Only a 10 percent chance of showers today, but a 70 percent chance of flu next month. That's the kind of forecasting health scientists are trying to move toward, as they increasingly include weather data in their attempts to predict disease outbreaks.
Sep 13, 2012 at 1:52 PM
A Benton County woman is the second Washington resident to be infected with West Nile virus without leaving the state.
Sep 7, 2012 at 1:02 PM
The Washington State Department of Health has determined a Yakima man in his 30's has been infected with the West Nile Virus.
Sep 6, 2012 at 9:43 AM
The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
Sep 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM
The "bugs" of late summer are biting. The nation is having its worst West Nile virus season in a decade, and up to 10,000 people who stayed in California cabins are at risk of hantavirus.
Aug 30, 2012 at 9:56 AM
A horse with West Nile virus was euthanized at Grandview in Yakima County.
Aug 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM
So far there have been more than 1,100 cases reported through the middle of August. That's three times as many as usually seen at this point in the year.
Jul 19, 2012 at 9:17 PM
Manuel Robules sees mosquitoes while fishing at the river and flying around his house at night. He sprays, but it doesn't work.
They just keep biting him and biting his family. They won't go away and he's scared.
"A mosquito gave me an...
Jul 6, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Mosquitoes collected near Mesa in Franklin County tested positive for West Nile virus on Wednesday — the first sign of the year that the virus is present in Washington.
May 18, 2012 at 8:28 AM
The state Department of Health has resumed tracking the virus in our state with the online dead bird reporting system.
Nov 18, 2011 at 8:24 AM
Major drop in West Nile cases reported in Franklin County.
Aug 19, 2011 at 9:19 AM
A mosquito sample collected in Yakima County on Tuesday tested positive for West Nile virus providing the first sign that the virus is present in Washington this year.
Jun 6, 2011 at 7:02 PM
Cool spring weather has kept mosquitoes under control so far, but our warm weekend is likely to have them bugs swarming by mid-week.
Apr 12, 2011 at 10:07 AM
Some bugs can pose real threats — Lyme disease from tiny ticks, West Nile virus from mosquitoes, or life-threatening allergic reactions to bee stings. But most bug bites in this country are an itchy nuisance.
Oct 14, 2009 at 5:50 PM
and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the cause of death.