The 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.
The first human case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in Cook County.
Cases 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.
Health 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.
One mosquito bite changed everything for 65-year-old Nancy Lundquist.
After 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.
It 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.
A 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.
You may want to blame the economy if your house is swarmed by mosquitoes.