| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Recreational activities, classes and tours have been relocated from a Torrance preserve after the marsh was temporarily closed amid heightening concerns over the West Nile Virus and the first confirmed death this year in Southern California due to the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:15 PM
As throngs of Angelenos take to the outdoors this Labor Day weekend, officials are warning them to guard against mosquito bites.
"This week, the district confirmed more West Nile virus activity within its jurisdiction," according to a news release...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Officials have warned residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites after dozens of dead birds and mosquito samples -- including three reported in Burbank -- tested positive for West Nile virus in Los Angeles County last month, authorities said.
| Oct 17, 2012
In northwest Indiana, where I have raised vegetables for 20-odd years, mosquitoes flourish when rain fills the swamp pools in the backwaters of the Kankakee River.
In August 2004, those pools spawned a particularly righteous throng. One afternoon, they...
| Oct 31, 2012
Although it was overshadowed by alerts about meningitis and West Nile virus, some good news emerged recently from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
The percentage of teens ages 16 to 19 who drink and drive has fallen by 54 percent since...
| Jul 10, 2013
The warmer weather brings out the bugs and flying insects — and some of them bite and sting. But how do you know if you need to take a Benadryl, rush to the emergency room or just put some ice on the sting or bite? We talked to Dr. David Zich, a...
| Aug 23, 2012
The mosquito responsible for the West Nile virus flourished during the summer's record heat and drought. Now, officials are concerned about emerging signs that a widespread outbreak may be on the horizon in Illinois.
Updated figures from the state...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:01 AM
What You May Not Know About the West Nile Virus and Mosquitoes
What is West Nile virus and where did it come from?
West Nile virus was discovered in 1937 on the West Nile River in Uganda. Mosquitoes can carry the virus after they bite birds infected...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:17 PM
A fourth death attributed to the West Nile virus has been confirmed in DuPage County, state and local officials said Thursday.
Citing privacy laws, the DuPage County Health department refused to release any details on the latest death, which happened...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Kane County health officials announced today that a 64-year-old Elgin man with the West Nile virus died last week.
The man was the only human case reported in Kane County this year, according to Kane County Health Department officials.
His is the...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:05 AM
The West Nile Virus is once again in the news, with more than twice the number of cases reported this year than in previous years and reaching as far north as New York. The West Nile Virus is carried by mosquitos that first bite infected birds before...