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Massachusetts health officials have reported finding the West Nile Virus in Mosquitoes collected in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood outside Boston and on Cape Cod this summer. Other towns have already begun spraying as a precaution. Full story

West Nile Virus: Large Outbreaks Follow Warm Winters

Unusually warm winters are one reason for larger-than-average outbreaks of West Nile virus in the following summers, a new study finds. Full story

Heath warnings in Mich. after mosquito bite

   A Michigan boy is left temporally paralyzed after contracting the West Nile Virus through a mosquito bite. WDIV's Dr. Frank McGeorge reports.

West Nile cases continue to climb

   West Nile cases in the U.S. continue to climb, jumping 25 percent in a week, with 1,993 cases nationwide and 87 deaths in the country’s worst outbreak for this time of year since the virus was detected here in 1999. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Sept. 5: Nightly News Wednesday broadcast

   Clinton: Obama ‘should be reelected’; Obama acceptance speech moved indoors; DNC’s big opening night; Obama needs Clinton’s support; Leslie becomes sixth hurricane of season; West Nile cases continue to climb; Researchers: ‘Junk’ DNA plays critical role; Kidnappers attach device to woman in robbery

Toddler survives west nile virus

   Parents are surprised to learn their toddler was suffering from the West Nile Virus. KXAS reporter Ray Villeda has the story.

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  Nightly News with Lester Holt, Sept. 2, 2012

Barbs exchanged as campaigns heat up; Obama must drive up support; Evacuations possible even as storm cleanup underway; West Nile cases skyrocket; Explosions rattle Syrian capital; Sun Myung Moon, founder of Unification Church, dies at 92; After summer of violence in Chicago, hope for cool and calm;

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West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus

epa03367655 A handout image made available on 22 August 2012 from the Centers for Disease Control showing a Culex quinquefaciatus female mosquito feeding on human blood. This species is a known vector for West Nile Virus. The female C. quinquefasciatus mosquito is known as one of the many arthropoda

Culex pipiens, Aedes vexans
Culex pipiens, Aedes vexans

This undated photo provided by the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District shows a Culex pipiens, left, the primary mosquito that can transmit West Nile virus to humans, birds and other animals. It is produced from stagnant water. The bite of this mosquito is very gentle and usually unnoticed by peop