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West Nile Virus

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  • Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children

    Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children
    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....
  • West Nile virus reported in Northbrook

    West Nile virus reported in Northbrook
    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...
  • Elgin man dies of West Nile virus

    Elgin man dies of West Nile virus
    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...
  • Peninsula mosquito population increasing this summer

    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...
  • Mosquitoes temporarily decline in South Florida

    Mosquitoes temporarily decline in South Florida
    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...
  • Busy mosquito season tapers off in dry July

    Busy mosquito season tapers off in dry July
    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...
  • Bats have their benefits

    Editor: 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...
  • CDC: West Nile Virus Information & Maps

  • Mosquitoes, bird test positive for West Nile

    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. “...
  • Mosquito counts triple in parts of Baltimore County

    Mosquito counts triple in parts of Baltimore County
    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...
  • Cook County man is 1st in state to die of West Nile virus in 2011

    Cook County man is 1st in state to die of West Nile virus in 2011
    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...