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West Nile Virus

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  • 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...
  • Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Orland Park

    Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Orland Park
    West Nile virus has been found in Orland Park, and although it's been a relatively slow year for the virus, health department officials said residents still need to take precautions. Orland Park was one of 33 communities with mosquitoes that tested...
  • DPH: Bridgeport Resident First This Season With West Nile

    BRIDGEPORT — A city person was the first person to contract the West Nile virus this year, the state Department of Public health announced Friday. DPH said the person, who is between 40- to 49-years-old, was hospitalized after becoming sick in the...
  • Orange County vector control prepares for mosquito spraying

    Orange County vector control prepares for mosquito spraying
    Combating the worst outbreak of West Nile virus infections ever recorded in Orange County, officials Monday will begin spraying targeted neighborhoods with insecticide in an attempt to stop the increasing number of residents infected by the disease....
  • O.C. officials delay insecticide spraying to combat West Nile virus

    O.C. officials delay insecticide spraying to combat West Nile virus
    Citing poor weather conditions, Orange County officials have decided to wait until Tuesday to begin spraying targeted neighborhoods in Santa Ana in an attempt to stop the increasing number of residents infected by the West Nile virus. Officials had...
  • Santa Ana to be sprayed with insecticide amid big West Nile outbreak

     Santa Ana to be sprayed with insecticide amid big West Nile outbreak
    Combating the worst outbreak of West Nile virus ever recorded in Orange County, officials Tuesday will begin spraying targeted neighborhoods with insecticide in an attempt to stop the increasing number of residents infected by the disease. From 3 a.m....
  • 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...
  • 'Sentinel chickens' form a front line of defense against West Nile

    "Hi, girlfriend," Susanne Kluh said as she lifted a white leghorn chicken officially numbered "1406" out of her shaded coop. The chicken, one of eight kept in a semi-secret location in Long Beach's nearly 400-acre El Dorado Park, squirmed as Kluh...
  • 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...
  • 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...