With the first reported human cases of the West Nile virus in the Chicago area, local health departments are taking no chances.
The common house mosquitoes, which can carry West Nile Virus, are out in full force about three weeks early, because of a warm winter and the current hot and relatively dry conditions, which promote their development.
It’s official. In Cook County, this year’s mosquitoes aren’t just nuisance biters anymore. Culex mosquitos, which carry the West Nile virus, are out now.