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West Nile virus at record high, leads to 16 deaths in Arizona

Spurred by a wet winter, cases of West Nile virus are at a record high in Arizona, with 156 infections and 16 deaths reported so far this year, state health reports show.... Read more»

West Nile virus now is a permanent part of Arizona’s ecosystem

The southern half of Arizona appears to be an ongoing source of West Nile in neighboring states as the virus appears to be here to stay, according to a study from Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix. ... Read more»

Controlled burn Friday targets Sweetwater mosquitos

Tucson Water and the city's Fire Department will hold a controlled burn of the Sweetwater Wetlands on Friday morning. In years past, residents have inundated 911 with calls reporting smoke in the area. This year, TFD Capt. Barrett Baker is urging people to remain calm. ... Read more»

Controlled burn targets Sweetwater mosquitos

Smoke on the water shouldn't be a concern for area residents Wednesday morning, officials said, as a controlled burn in the Sweetwater Wetlands will target mosquito habitat.... Read more»

West Nile cases in U.S. rising, but Arizona remains steady

While the number of West Nile cases almost doubled around the country, cases in Arizona are on par with previous years. There have been 1,590 cases of West Nile virus reported in the U.S. so far putting the country on track for the worst year ever. (with video)... Read more»