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The number of U.S. deaths and illnesses from a rare mosquito-borne virus are higher than usual this year, health officials report. Eastern equine encephalitis has been diagnosed in 21 people in six states, and five people have died. The infection is only being seen in certain counties within a small number of states.
There has been a confirmed case of West Nile virus in Rock Hill, according to York County officials.
A test has found West Nile Virus in a mosquito in New Hanover County.
More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren't sure what's causing it.
A North Myrtle Beach resident has contracted the West Nile virus, according to city officials.
A recent report from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) confirms that a New Hanover County resident who recently died tested positive for West Nile virus.
Aerial spraying for mosquitoes in Brunswick County will begin Monday, weather-permitting, to assist with mosquito populations following Hurricane Florence and the storm-related flooding.
After weeks of wet weather, we are finally looking at drier days ahead. But last week's heavy rain has led to standing water, and standing water means more mosquitoes.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports an adult in southeastern North Carolina died last week from West Nile virus.