Lane County Man Contracts West Nile

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It’s late in the year, but Lane County has just confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus. The patient is hospitalized at Sacred Heart RiverBend with a brain infection, which is a very rare case that afflicts less than one percent of infected people. Lane County Public Health says he may … Continue reading »

Third Case of West Nile Virus in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health officials confirmed the third case of West Nile Virus infection in the state. A Lane County resident contracted the virus during a trip to Idaho, health officials said. Although the risk of getting West Nile Virus is low, people are encouraged to protect themselves against mosquito bites, Oregon … Continue reading »

Campers Not Worried About West Nile

EUGENE, Ore. — Folks are already filing into the campgrounds for Labor Day weekend. With a recently confirmed case of West Nile virus in Coos County, we wondered if nearby campgrounds had any plans of attack outlined. Lane County Parks and Recreation representatives said they don’t have anything out of the ordinary set up. Most … Continue reading »

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile

TALENT, Ore. — For the first time in five years, mosquitoes are testing positive for West Nile Virus in Southern Oregon. The mosquitoes were found in Talent near the Bear Creek Pathway. Health officials say the illness can be hard to detect since 80 percent of infected people don’t show any symptoms, but it can … Continue reading »