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West Nile Virus

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  • Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Southland

    Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Southland
    Mosquitoes collected last month in Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn have tested positive for the West Nile virus, the first such confirmation of the virus this year in northern Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Health...
  • West Nile virus case confirmed in Jefferson County

    Health officials say a dead bird has tested positive for West Nile virus in Jefferson County. It's the first reported case since the county began tracking the virus last month. The virus is transmitted by a bite from an infected mosquito. Health...
  • Floods not only result of recent rains; snake encounters make list, too

    FORT WORTH, Texas His sister Joyce was the first to see it when it smacked on the ground next to her. "His head was attached to the end I was at, and he was still trying to bite," said Joyce, who quickly grabbed a hoe to finish off the intruder. The...
  • Officials: No link between 2 West Nile cases and flooding

    Oklahoma's first two cases of West Nile virus for the year were not transmitted by bites from the type of mosquitoes that thrive in massive floodwaters like the kind that inundated the state during the past month, health officials said Friday. Even...
  • West Nile confirmed in central Illinois county

     West Nile confirmed in central Illinois county
    State health officials say mosquitoes found recently in Macon County, in central Illinois, tested positive for West Nile virus. According to WAND-TV in Decatur, the mosquitoes were found May 28 in Decatur. The mosquitoes are the first found in central...
  • West Nile confirmed in central Illinois county

    State health officials say mosquitoes found recently in a central Illinois county tested positive for West Nile virus. According to WAND-TV in Decatur (http://bit.ly/1JrepfG ), the mosquitoes were found May 28 in Decatur. The mosquitoes are the first...
  • This season's first positive test for West Nile detected in St. Clair County

    This season's first positive test for West Nile detected in St. Clair County
    The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the first West Nile virus-positive mosquito batch reported in Illinois for 2015 is from St. Clair County. St. Clair County Health Department employees collected a positive mosquito batch on...
  • Oswego begins fight against mosquitoes

    Oswego begins fight against mosquitoes
    Oswego has begun its annual efforts to fight mosquitoes and reduce the risk of West Nile virus. The village has contracted with St. Charles-based Clarke to conduct its mosquito control operations. So far this year, Clarke has mapped mosquito breeding...
  • Two Florida cities rank as worst in U.S. for mosquitoes

    Two Florida cities rank as worst in U.S. for mosquitoes
    Florida has a bad reputation when it comes to mosquitoes, but that isn't necessarily reflected in a new study.  Pest control company Orkin has released a ranking of the worst mosquito cities in the United States, based on the number of customers who...
  • California drought leads to increase in West Nile virus cases

    California drought leads to increase in West Nile virus cases
    The California drought could be responsible for another frightening trend: increased West Nile virus activity. California public health officials said there were 801 cases of reported West Nile virus last year. The drought may be to blame, due to...
  • West Nile virus found in Bolingbrook

    West Nile virus found in Bolingbrook
    Mosquitoes collected from a Will County Health Department monitoring site in Bolingbrook tested positive for West Nile virus on Aug. 6, according to officials. County environmental health workers collected the sample Aug. 5, and they it represents the...