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West Nile Virus

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  • Natural Perspectives: The saga of the condor

    At the end of the last Ice Age, California condors ranged eastward from the California coast all the way to Texas, Florida and even New York. But by 1800, the range of the condor population had shrunk considerably. The birds lived along the Pacific...
  • First reports this summer of West Nile in humans

    First reports this summer of West Nile in humans
    Two women in Cook County have been infected with the West Nile virus, the first such reports this year, according to health agencies. The two woman are both in their 60s and both are still hospitalized, according to Amy Poore, a spokesperson for the...
  • City takes precautions against West Nile Virus

    City takes precautions against West Nile Virus
    As temperatures continue to blaze on and mosquitoes become more prevalent, the Chicago Department of Public Health is continuing to take action against West Nile Virus with a spraying to kill adult mosquitoes in several communities throughout the city and...
  • Skokie woman hospitalized with West Nile

    Skokie woman hospitalized with West Nile
    A 76-year-old Skokie woman has been hospitalized in what village officials are calling the first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in the village this year. ¬† Village officials were cautious to protect the woman’s privacy, but the village&...
  • Six cases of West Nile confirmed in Cook County

    Six cases of West Nile confirmed in Cook County
    The number of reported cases of humans with West Nile Virus in Illinois increased over the past week from two to six, and all instances were found in Cook County, officials said today. The Illinois Department of Public Health updates its records of human...
  • FAQ On West Nile Virus And Mosquitoes

    FAQ On West Nile Virus And Mosquitoes
    What You May Not Know About the West Nile Virus and Mosquitoes What is West Nile virus and where did it come from? West Nile virus was discovered in 1937 on the West Nile River in Uganda. Mosquitoes can carry the virus after they bite birds infected...
  • Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.

    Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.
    Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland. More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
  • First West Nile Virus case diagnosed

    First West Nile Virus case diagnosed
    An adult in Central Maryland has been diagnosed with this year's first case of West Nile Virus, according to The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The virus was also detected in a pool of mosquitoes collected in Montgomery County by the...
  • The Science Of Tracking Mosquitoes That Carry Disease

    The Science Of Tracking Mosquitoes That Carry Disease
    Standing in a swampy, wooded section of Beaver Pond Park, Michael Misencik assembled two mosquito traps. One, "a gravid trap," lures mosquitoes with water infused with decomposed hay. "I should warn you," Misencik said, "it smells terrible, but the...
  • First human West Nile virus case in DuPage County reported

    First human West Nile virus case in DuPage County reported
    A Downers Grove woman in her 50s has contracted the first reported human case of West Nile virus in DuPage County this year, the DuPage County Health Department announced today. Department spokesman David Hass said the county was notified Tuesday about...
  • Prevent mosquito bites to avoid West Nile virus

    The mosquito-borne West Nile virus has made its usual seasonal appearance across the United States. Mosquitoes in Virginia have tested positive for the disease, and the state Health Department reported two cases in adults in northwestern and...