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West Nile Virus

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Top West Nile Virus Articles

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  • 2 Chicago women first West Nile deaths in Illinois this year

    2 Chicago women first West Nile deaths in Illinois this year
    Two women in Chicago have died after becoming infected with the West Nile virus, the first reported disease-related fatalities in Illinois this year, health officials said. One woman was in her 70s and the other in her 80s, according to the Chicago...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • O.C. reports 2nd West Nile death this year, 8th so far in the state

    O.C. reports 2nd West Nile death this year, 8th so far in the state
    A 70-year-old Huntington Beach man has become the second person in Orange County to die from West Nile virus this year, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. There now have been eight West Nile deaths in the state, according to the...
  • 2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

    2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows
    Two Orange County residents have died of West Nile virus in the past week as the county's number of human infections has grown fivefold this month and appears to be "spiraling out of control," health officials said Thursday. The county Health Care...
  • L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014

    L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014
    Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death from West Nile virus in 2014. On Friday, the county's Department of Public Health announced that a San Fernando Valley man had died as a result of infection with the mosquito-borne virus....