| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Health officials have halted plans to spray neighborhoods in Santa Ana as part of an effort to combat what’s become the worst outbreak of West Nile virus ever recorded in Orange County.
The number of people infected with the virus has increased...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:48 PM
A Naperville man has contracted DuPage County's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year, authorities said Monday.
The man, who is in his 50s, was treated as an outpatient and his condition has improved, according to a news release from...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:59 PM
A Huntington Beach man has died of West Nile virus, one of three area fatalities in two weeks as Orange County's number of human infections has grown more than eightfold in a month, health officials said.
The county Health Care Agency said Tuesday...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
State health officials are urging Marylanders to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and, now, the dengue-like virus chikungunya — raising concerns after it was reported in a Florida man Thursday.
The chikungunya case is...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:23 PM
EAST HAVEN — Mosquitoes trapped locally last week have tested positive for West Nile virus, the state Department of Public Health said.
These mosquitoes, which were identified by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, were the first of...
| 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...
| 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...