| 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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:21 PM
A crow in Campton Township has tested positive for West Nile virus, Kane County health officials said Thursday.
The bird was found in the township on May 30, according to Dan Eder, spokesman for the Kane County Health Department. This is the county's...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:39 PM
On a quiet residential street near downtown Hinsdale earlier this week, a white Toyota Prius pulled over and two men in khaki shorts, crisp polo shirts and black helmets climbed out.
The pair unfastened hybrid mountain bikes from a rack on the car, then...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The first person to be diagnosed with West Nile virus in Illinois this year has been identified as a woman in her 70s in Chicago, health officials announced today.
The woman’s condition was not disclosed, but there have been no fatal cases in...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:15 PM
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Thursday confirmed that two people were infected by West Nile virus in July, the county's first cases of the year.
A woman in her 60s from the San Fernando Valley was hospitalized in mid-July and...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A dead hawk has become the second bird in San Diego County to test positive for West Nile virus this year, public health officials said Thursday.
The announcement comes just two weeks after a 43-year-old Santee man was diagnosed as the first person in...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:08 PM
When the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued its first warning a little more than a month ago about a new virus with a strange name, it may not have seemed like cause for much concern.
The sometimes-disabling virus, called chikungunya (pronounced...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Two people have died of West Nile virus in Northern California -- the first reported deaths linked to the illness in the state in 2014.
The deaths were reported Wednesday in Sacramento and Shasta counties, which have had multiple cases of West Nile...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:27 PM
While the presence of the West Nile virus appears relatively low in DuPage County, health officials said residents shouldn't get complacent.
A fairly cool and wet summer has helped keep away the type of mosquitoes that carry the virus. Typically, they...