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Culex Mosquito

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

City To Continue Spraying For West Nile After First Local Human Cases This Year

With the first reported human cases of the West Nile virus in the Chicago area, local health departments are taking no chances.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

Hot, Dry Weather Has West Nile Mosquitos Out Early

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.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Mosquito file image (Getty Images)

Mosquitoes In Four Suburbs Test Positive For West Nile

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.

CBS 2–07/06/2011