Rain Barrels Could Become Mosquito Breeding Grounds If Not Installed Properly, Expert WarnsRain barrels have become popular in the Chicago area to save money on water bills when watering lawns and gardens but an expert warns that, if not installed properly or taken care of, could become mosquito breeding grounds.
Chicago Company Expanding Efforts To Buy Mosquito Nets To Stop Disease In NigeriaThe head of a Chicago mosquito control group says it's expanding efforts to buy mosquito nets which have already helped stop a terrible tropical disease in two states in Nigeria. WBBM’s John Cody has more.
First Case Of West Nile Confirmed In Cook CountyThe first human case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in Cook County.
West Nile Virus Found In Buffalo GroveCases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed on both the Lake and Cook county sides of Buffalo Grove, village officials said in a news release Friday.
Man’s Fight With West Nile Highlights Danger Of VirusHealth authorities are warning people to be on guard against mosquitoes this summer. Just this week, the first case of West Nile Virus was discovered in a pool of tainted water sampled in Hillside.
A Tiny Mosquito Turned Woman's Life Upside DownOne mosquito bite changed everything for 65-year-old Nancy Lundquist.
Colder Weather May Slow Rate Of West Nile CasesAfter one of the worst West Nile virus seasons since 2002, the cooler weather is expected to reduce new cases to a trickle, health officials said.
Disabled Australia Cop Comes To Chicago For RehabIt happened in the Australian wilderness. A young police officer was bitten by a mosquito and became immobilized, a quadriplegic who also cannot speak. Now he has traveled from down under to Chicago. Here, police officer Ryan Marron hopes he can regain what was lost.
First West Nile Virus Death Reported In IllinoisA Cook County man in his 60s who was diagnosed with West Nile virus in August is the first person in Illinois to die from the mosquito-borne virus this year, according to state health officials.
Why Foreclosures Are Causing Mosquito SpikeYou may want to blame the economy if your house is swarmed by mosquitoes.