| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:58 PM
As a zoo CEO drives to work, a radio news reportannounces that dead birds were found in a park near the zoo.
In this hypothetical scenario involving the Lincoln Park Zoo, the CEO arrives at the office to find a flurry of voice mails from reporters....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:58 AM
State health officials have confirmed Maryland's first cases of West Nile virus this season.
All three of those infected by the virus passed to humans by mosquitoes were adults in the Baltimore area, according to The Maryland Department of Health and...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:50 AM
In light of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's reports Friday of the first three confirmed cases of symptomatic West Nile virus this year, Harford County Health Department is recommending people take measures to prevent infection and...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:48 PM
San Gabriel Valley residents are being urged to take precautions while outdoors after tests confirmed West Nile virus activity in three cities in the region, authorities said Tuesday.
Positive tests were confirmed in samples taken from mosquitoes in 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.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:48 AM
San Gabriel Valley officials are sounding the alarm on the West Nile virus after the latest case was discovered last week in a chicken flock.
The infected flock was located in Claremont, and it was the latest in a series of West Nile virus cases...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:18 AM
A 67-year-old Cicero man is the first person to die from the West Nile virus in the Chicago area this year, Cook County Department of Public Health officials said Monday.
The county health department said the man recently died after contracting the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A 31-year-old man has died after being shot in the South Side's Avalon Park neighborhood Sunday night, authorities said. Read more
• A 67-year-old Cicero man is the first person to...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:15 AM
A Cheviot Hills teen who disappeared Monday morning was found safe Wednesday in Wyoming and had apparently decided to go on a road trip with her friends without telling anyone, her father said.
Caroline Karimi, 18, was pulled over by Wyoming state...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Bugs are out in full force this summer, including lots of mosquitoes. In Texas, where temperatures are higher than in many areas, I'm seeing lots of mosquito bites. Parents are more anxious than usual due to the risk of West Nile...