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West Nile Virus

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Top West Nile Virus Articles

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  • Rain and cool temps to blame for Chicago-area mosquito invasion

    Rain and cool temps to blame for Chicago-area mosquito invasion
    Two mosquito control agencies in the Chicago area are reporting noticeably higher numbers of floodwater mosquitoes after months of rain. And the skin-slapping and itching is only expected to continue as forecasters predict more rain for this weekend. In...
  • Bird tests positive for West Nile virus in Batavia

    Bird tests positive for West Nile virus in Batavia
    A bird has tested positive for West Nile virus in Batavia, county health officials said today. This is the second bird to test positive for the virus in Kane County this year, said Tom Schlueter, spokesman for the Kane County Health Department. The...
  • Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year

    Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year
    Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions. In...
  • West Nile spraying in Santa Ana halted; cases continue to climb

    West Nile spraying in Santa Ana halted; cases continue to climb
    Health officials have halted plans to spray neighborhoods in Santa Ana as part of an effort to combat what’s become the worst outbreak of West Nile virus ever recorded in Orange County. The number of people infected with the virus has increased...
  • H.B. man 1 of 3 dead as county West Nile outbreak grows to 76 cases

    H.B. man 1 of 3 dead as county West Nile outbreak grows to 76 cases
    A Huntington Beach man has died of West Nile virus, one of three area fatalities in two weeks as Orange County's number of human infections has grown more than eightfold in a month, health officials said. The county Health Care Agency said Tuesday...
  • Authorities warn of West Nile threat as 76 cases hit O.C.; 3 dead

    Authorities warn of West Nile threat as 76 cases hit O.C.; 3 dead
    Laguna Beach city staff are advising residents to rid their property of any stagnant water that could attract mosquitoes as Orange County endures a recent outbreak of West Nile virus cases. Three county residents — including a Huntington Beach man...
  • Long Beach reports its first West Nile virus death of 2014

    Long Beach reports its first West Nile virus death of 2014
    A man in his mid-70s has become the first person in Long Beach to die of West Nile virus this year, city officials said Thursday. The man lived in east Long Beach and was hospitalized in August, city officials said in a statement. His name was not...
  • In the battle against West Nile virus, people sometimes are the pests

    In the battle against West Nile virus, people sometimes are the pests
    The aerial photograph showed there might be trouble, a small green spot in an otherwise dry swimming pool. Eddie Garcia, an inspector for the Orange County Vector Control District, parked his white Toyota Tacoma across the street and approached the...
  • Mayor who survived West Nile stars in warning ad

     Mayor who survived West Nile stars in warning ad
    Two suburban mayors fell seriously ill with the West Nile virus in August 2012, when a summer drought provided especially hospitable conditions for the Culex mosquito carrier. Only one of the mayors lived to tell his story. Evergreen Park Mayor...
  • Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus at 3 Naperville parks

    Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus at 3 Naperville parks
    Mosquitoes at three Naperville parks recently tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Naperville Park District. The infected mosquitoes were found at Century Farms Park, 715 Sigmund Road; Burlington Park, 1003 Douglas Avenue; and Hobson...
  • Seal Beach resident dies of West Nile virus

    A Seal Beach woman has died of West Nile virus, Orange County's first fatality from the mosquito-borne illness since 2012, according to public health officials. Test results Tuesday showed that the unidentified woman, who was in her 80s and had...