west nile http://kunm.org en Heavy Rains Bring Worries Of West Nile Virus http://kunm.org/post/heavy-rains-bring-worries-west-nile-virus <p>With heavy rainfall still drenching parts of the Southwest, health officials are warning that mosquito populations could increase, and more mosquitoes could mean more West Nile Virus.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:33:37 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 35219 at http://kunm.org Heavy Rains Bring Worries Of West Nile Virus West Nile Virus Cases Up Across Southwest http://kunm.org/post/west-nile-virus-cases-across-southwest <p>West Nile virus cases in the Southwest are up from previous years, according to new 2012 statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control.<br>First discovered in New York around 1999, the West Nile virus traveled west, carried by birds and mosquitoes, eventually hitting the Southwest. Thu, 16 May 2013 22:32:45 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 29319 at http://kunm.org West Nile Virus Cases Up Across Southwest