| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:48 PM
A Naperville man has contracted DuPage County's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year, authorities said Monday.
The man, who is in his 50s, was treated as an outpatient and his condition has improved, according to a news release from...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:53 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:21 PM
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...