| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:38 AM
A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012--suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms--and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why.
A virus may play a role, said Dr....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:21 PM
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has detected the first West Nile virus infected mosquito pools in Northbrook this year.
Officials recently announced that two pools inspected by the district's scientists on June 18 tested positive for West...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Kane County health officials announced today that a 64-year-old Elgin man with the West Nile virus died last week.
The man was the only human case reported in Kane County this year, according to Kane County Health Department officials.
His is the...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Biologists expect tick and mosquito populations to thrive this spring, largely because mild temperatures from last winter failed to kill off a large population of the disease-carrying pests.
Technicians in Hampton are already finding mosquito larvae...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 6:32 AM
South Florida’s most widely despised form of wildlife declined sharply in the past week, as a lack of rain dried up breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Daytime biters, which breed when dry ground is flooded by rain, have diminished, bringing relief to...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 5:29 PM
Drought conditions on the Eastern Shore are taking a toll on farmers' crops, but the dry weather is having at least one beneficial effect — there are fewer mosquitoes.
After a busy start to the mosquito control season that put a deep hole in...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:33 AM
After reading your recent article onbats reported at apartment complexes in Aberdeen, for the sake of balance in your paper as well as the ecosystem, please publish thatbats come with benefits too.
Bats eat tons of mosquitos, preventing the...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 11:14 AM
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Eleven mosquito samples in Burbank have tested positive for the West Nile virus, and an infected dead bird was found in Glendale, prompting local officials to renew calls for eliminating standing pools of water where the insects prefer to breed.
| Sep 15, 2011
| 2:41 PM
State inspectors say mosquito counts have tripled in parts of Baltimore County since heavy rains from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee hit the area.
"The mosquitoes on the wing now are quite annoying," said Mike Cantwell, chief of mosquito...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Illinois health officials say a Cook County man has become the first person this year to die after contracting the West Nile virus.
The Illinois Department of Public Health said Tuesday that the man was in his 60s and had underlying health conditions. He...