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West Nile Virus

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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...
  • 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...
  • Bird in Kane County tests positive for West Nile

    Bird in Kane County tests positive for West Nile
    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...
  • Communities turn green for mosquito control

    Communities turn green for mosquito control
    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...
  • Year's 1st human case of West Nile reported in Illinois

    Year's 1st human case of West Nile reported in Illinois
    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...
  • 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...
  • L.A. County's first West Nile virus cases of year reported

    L.A. County's first West Nile virus cases of year reported
    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...
  • Hawk is second dead bird in San Diego County with West Nile virus

    Hawk is second dead bird in San Diego County with West Nile virus
    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...
  • New virus spreads to Lehigh Valley

    New virus spreads to Lehigh Valley
    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...
  • Two deaths from West Nile virus reported in Northern California

    Two deaths from West Nile virus reported in Northern California
    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...
  • West Nile threat low, but don't get complacent: officials

    West Nile threat low, but don't get complacent: officials
    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...