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West Nile Virus

West Nile virus contributed to elderly Tucsonan's death

West Nile virus contributed to elderly Tucsonan's death

Woman was in her 70s, lived in midtown and had other medical complications.

August 19, 2015 8:30 pmLoading…
West Nile virus contributed to elderly Tucson woman's death

West Nile virus contributed to elderly Tucson woman's death

Woman was in her 70s and lived in midtown, an official said.

August 19, 2015 5:23 pmLoading…
West Nile reported in Pinal, Pima counties

West Nile reported in Pinal, Pima counties

The virus is transmitted to humans and animals via mosquito bites.

August 18, 2015 7:32 pm Photos

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Yuma County reports its 1st West Nile case in 2014

YUMA, Ariz. — The first case of West Nile virus in Yuma County during 2014 was found nearly a week ago.

May 25, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…
West Nile watch ramps up as the mosquitoes fly

West Nile watch ramps up as the mosquitoes fly

Cindy Bennett, a sanitarian assistant with the Pima County Health Department, tosses dissolvable packets of a larvicide over a wall into an unattended "green pool," a potential breeding area for mosquitoes. The home was vacant at the time.

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West Nile watch ramps up as the mosquitoes fly

West Nile watch ramps up as the mosquitoes fly

County sanitarian assistant Bennett readies dissolvable packets of a larvicide, which she'll lob into an unmaintained swimming pool at a vacant home.

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West Nile watch ramps up as the mosquitoes fly

West Nile watch ramps up as the mosquitoes fly

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West Nile watch ramps up as the mosquitoes fly

West Nile watch ramps up as the mosquitoes fly

Arizona is in the midst of its monsoon, but it's also in the beginning of the West Nile virus season as well, which for Pima County usually runs from late July to October.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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West Nile watch ramps up as the mosquitoes fly

West Nile watch ramps up as the mosquitoes fly

If birds carrying West Nile are bitten by mosquitoes, the mosquitoes can transmit the virus to humans.

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West Nile season claims 1 life in Pima County, 2 in Maricopa

One person in Pima County recently died of West Nile virus, state health officials confirmed Wednesday.

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Pinal Co. reports 1st human case of West Nile

Pinal County is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus this year.

August 07, 2012 5:03 pmLoading…

Arizona man dies from West Nile

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say an elderly man in Maricopa County has died after contracting the West Nile Virus.

July 24, 2012 1:21 pmLoading…

Arizona confirms first monsoon season West Nile case

PHOENIX  — The first case of West Nile Virus of the state’s monsoon season has been confirmed, Arizona health officials say.

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Official: Rain boosts mosquitoes, West Nile risk

Official: Rain boosts mosquitoes, West Nile risk

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Official: Monsoon rains boosts mosquitoes, West Nile risk

Official: Monsoon rains boosts mosquitoes, West Nile risk

Monsoon rains bring not only welcome moisture but some unwelcome visitors: mosquitoes.

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Controlled burn today on Tucson's west side

A controlled burn today at the Sweetwater Wetlands is sending a plume of smoke over the city’s west side.

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