west nile virus

The Washtenaw County Health Department has reported the first West Nile Virus case in our area.

 


Mosquito
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Summer brings hordes of mosquitos and several diseases along with them, including the Zika virus.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Emily Toth Martin, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, about ways to protect ourselves from Zika, West Nile virus, and more. 


npr.org

The Washtenaw County Health Department has confirmed that a second local person has been infected with the Zika virus after traveling to an area where the condition is active. 


West Nile Virus
The Ecology Center / Ecocenter.org

Wet weather in Michigan this year has meant more flooding and standing water. Now, we are at the height of mosquito season which brings the threat of West Nile Virus. As bad as the illness is, some of the methods of prevention are just as dangerous. Learn more in this week's 'Issues of the Environment.'

  

West Nile Virus in Washtenaw County

Jul 5, 2012

Wild turkey tests positive for mosquito-borne

virus in Washtenaw County.