west nile

Heavy Rains Bring Worries Of West Nile Virus

Sep 19, 2013
Centers for Disease Control

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.

West Nile Virus Cases Up Across Southwest

May 16, 2013
CDC / CDC

West Nile virus cases in the Southwest are up from previous years, according to new 2012 statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control.
First discovered in New York around 1999, the West Nile virus traveled west, carried by birds and mosquitoes, eventually hitting the Southwest.