| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Some Severna Park residents will see nighttime mosquito spraying in the coming weeks as state officials try to knock down the West Nile fever threat from local mosquitoes.
Department of Agriculture officials said they were responding to reports of two...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 11:13 AM
The death of a woman in her 70s from Westmont was due to West Nile Virus, the DuPage County Health Department said today in a news release.
In addition to the DuPage County case, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 10 human cases of...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:10 AM
The cargo jet’s interior looks like a pasteurization plant, but this plane doesn’t carry milk.
It’s one of a handful the U.S. Air Force uses to drop chemicals — everything from oil dispersants to insect killers — from the...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:35 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:48 AM
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...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:08 PM
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&...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:21 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:01 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:09 PM
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...