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West Nile Virus

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  • West Nile virus found in Deerfield

    West Nile virus found in Deerfield
    West Nile virus was found in Deerfield, the first confirmed presence in Lake County this year, according to a Lake County Health Department news release. On July 8, a Deerfield mosquito pool that was sampled tested positive for West Nile virus, the...
  • Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus

    Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus
    A 60-year-old Evanston man has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, making his the first confirmed case of the potentially deadly disease in the north suburb this year, authorities said today. In a Friday release, Evanston’s Health Department said...
  • Beating the bugs: Marauding mosquitoes

    Beating the bugs: Marauding mosquitoes
    I've never met anyone with any compassion for the mosquito. Besides serving as (not often enough) food for birds, bats and frogs, their only asset is their role as pollinators. Now more than ever, especially as gardeners, we need to be aware of the...
  • Officials warn of West Nile virus threat in San Fernando Valley

    Officials warn of West Nile virus threat in San Fernando Valley
    San Fernando Valley residents are being urged to take extra precautions against mosquitoes as the threat of West Nile virus infections continues to grow. Three Valley neighborhoods -- Canoga Park, Sherman Oaks and Encino -- have had nine or more...
  • Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change

    Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change
    Asian tiger mosquitoes were identified for the first time in Fairfield County last summer. This should raise your eyebrows because the Asian tiger mosquito, one of the world's most invasive species, can spread a terribly debilitating disease,...
  • Summer skin care: Could be the season of the itch

    As appealing as the long afternoons, soaring temperatures and time outside can be, they also signal a harsh environment that can assault the skin. This elastic, tough covering keeps our internal organs moist while keeping out microbes, insects and UV...
  • Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported

    Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported
    State health officials are urging Marylanders to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and, now, the dengue-like virus chikungunya — raising concerns after it was reported in a Florida man Thursday. The chikungunya case is...
  • First Mosquitoes Of 2014 Test Positive For West Nile In East Haven

    EAST HAVEN — Mosquitoes trapped locally last week have tested positive for West Nile virus, the state Department of Public Health said. These mosquitoes, which were identified by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, were the first of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Geneva man has West Nile virus; first in Kane Co. since 2012

    Geneva man has West Nile virus; first in Kane Co. since 2012
    A Geneva man has contracted West Nile virus in Kane County's first reported human case since 2012, county health officials said Wednesday. The 33-year-old man was treated as an outpatient and is recovering, said Tom Schlueter, spokesman for the Kane...