West Nile virus
Residents in Maryland are being urged to take measures to prevent the spread of West Nile virus.
Maryland is spraying areas of Anne Arundel County to control mosquitoes after the detection of West Nile virus.
A gelding in Prince George County is the first confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Virginia this year.
Maryland’s health department has confirmed three cases of West Nile virus in the Baltimore area.
A person in the District of Columbia has died from West Nile Virus.
A second case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Maryland. A 70-year-old patient is suffering from swelling of the brain after being infected by the virus.
Health officials in Norfolk and Virginia Beach are advising residents to take precautions after chickens tested positive for mosquito-borne illnesses.