Thu., August 2, 2012 10:02am
Health officials say West Nile virus season is off to a menacing start, with more serious illnesses reported so far this year than any since 2004. The bulk are in Texas, especially around the Dallas area, though two cases have been reported in metro Atlanta.
Fri., July 27, 2012 10:27am
Health officials are urging Savannah area residents to take precautions after preliminary tests detected mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. No human cases have been reported this summer.
Fri., September 23, 2011 4:36pm
Commissioners in Savannah's Chatham County approved nearly $300,000 to buy more mosquito-fighting pesticides. The county is fighting its worst season for West Nile virus in years and was about to run out of money for pesticides it sprays over the community using a helicopter. The additional funding will keep the aerial fight against mosquitoes going for another month.
Tue., August 9, 2011 11:22am
Chatham County health officials have confirmed the county's first human case of West Nile virus in five years. The confirmation comes as the county is recording one of its worst years ever for virus-carrying mosquitoes. County officials have said, the problem stems from earlier bouts of dry weather and the virus' naturally-recurring cycle.
Thu., July 28, 2011 5:20pm
Savannah's Chatham County is having a record year for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. So far this year, the county has collected 67 mosquitoes with the virus. Health officials there say, one person has a possible case of West Nile. And the bug season isn't even over.
Wed., July 6, 2011 3:35pm
A mosquito in Chatham County has tested positive for West Nile virus.
Wed., May 12, 2010 3:41pm
Public health officials say, the conditions are ripe for more mosquitoes th