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Jan 3, 2013 at 7:25 AM
Only a 10 percent chance of showers today, but a 70 percent chance of flu next month. That's the kind of forecasting health scientists are trying to move toward, as they increasingly include weather data in their attempts to predict disease outbreaks.
Nov 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM
The third Oregonian infected with West Nile virus this year was a Lane County resident, health officials said Friday. The person contracted the virus while traveling in Idaho.
Sep 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM
The West Nile Virus has spread to various parts of the country within the last year - resulting in more than 1,500 cases. No cases have been reported in Lane County yet, but health officials are asking horse owners to beware of the potential threat.
Sep 6, 2012 at 9:43 AM
The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
Sep 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM
The "bugs" of late summer are biting. The nation is having its worst West Nile virus season in a decade, and up to 10,000 people who stayed in California cabins are at risk of hantavirus.
Aug 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM
Health officials say two cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed among humans in Oregon, in Coos and Malheur counties. Both people are recovering.
Aug 28, 2012 at 3:44 PM
The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed two human cases of West Nile virus in Oregon this week - one in Coos County on the south coast and one in Malheur County in eastern Oregon.
Aug 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM
So far there have been more than 1,100 cases reported through the middle of August. That's three times as many as usually seen at this point in the year.
Aug 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM
The United States is in the middle of the biggest West Nile outbreak since 2004, and while Oregon and Washington don’t have any human cases so far, that could change.
Jun 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM
An aggressive breed of mosquito found in the Portland metro area about five years ago is spreading, boosting the risk of spreading disease along with it.
Apr 12, 2011 at 10:07 AM
Some bugs can pose real threats — Lyme disease from tiny ticks, West Nile virus from mosquitoes, or life-threatening allergic reactions to bee stings. But most bug bites in this country are an itchy nuisance.
Feb 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM
Thousands of citizen-scientists across North America are getting out their tally sheets for the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count
Aug 11, 2010 at 3:09 PM
Oregon Public Health officials say the risk of infection is low but they are advising residents of Morrow County to take precautions against mosquitoes, including long-sleeved shirts and repellent.
Jun 7, 2010 at 5:10 PM
Record rainfall has turned Western Oregon into a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Apr 13, 2010 at 9:13 PM
Mosquitoes are hatching about two weeks early this year. Ross Penhallegon with the OSU Extension Service says this could mean more mosquitoes in the area for a longer amount of time.