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First NC case of EEE reported in Brunswick County

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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture has confirmed the death of a horse in Brunswick County earlier this month was the first confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the State for 2013. Full story...
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Bloodsuckers take over Cape Fear Museum

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videoThey’re tiny, they'll make you itch, and they want to suck your blood. The newest addition to the Cape Fear Museum is the Attack of the Bloodsuckers Exhibit. Full story...
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Recent rain means more mosquitoes, less chance to spray

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videoNew Hanover County Senior Environmental Health Program Specialist David Jenkins says the more rain we get, the more flooding we get, which causes more eggs to hatch. That, of course, means more mosquitoes taking that want to take a bite out of you. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As West Nile Virus outbreak grows, Wilmington expert weighs in on reasons why

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video In the past few weeks, numbers of those who have been infected or died from West Nile Virus have soared. WWAY spoke with a local expert on infectious diseases to find out more. Full story...
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Locals vigilant after NC West Nile Virus death

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video Nationwide, the number of West Nile cases is on the rise. More than 390 have been reported this year. That's the most since 2004. Full story...
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NC equine owners urged to talk about vaccination

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Horse owners across North Carolina are being advised to discuss their annual vaccination procedures with their veterinarians to protect their animals from mosquito-borne diseases. Full story...
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Last month's flooding leaves itchy legacy: Mosquitoes

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videoWe are still feeling the effects of all that rain that ended nearly three weeks ago. The flooding hatched all the mosquito eggs on the ground, and they are swarming. Full story...
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Mosquitoes out in full force for summer

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video It's the first day of summer, and mosquitoes are out in full force. But budget cuts this year combined with higher bug populations may mean more bites than you bargained for. Full story...
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Mosquito season off to early start

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video Here's something to scratch about. Mosquito season started two weeks early this year. Brunswick County mosquito biologists say that's because we had an especially wet winter this year. Full story...
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Deadly cases of mosquito-borne disease found in Columbus/New Hanover counties

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Public health officials are on alert after cases of a deadly mosquito-borne disease were found in Columbus and New Hanover counties. Full story...
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