Mosquito

An elderly Indian Lambadi tribal man, suffering with elephantiasis. (Credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Company Expanding Efforts To Buy Mosquito Nets To Stop Disease In Nigeria

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.

10/08/2013

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

First Case Of West Nile Confirmed In Cook County

The first human case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in Cook County.

09/04/2013

A floodwater mosquito (Credit: CBS)

West Nile Virus Found In Buffalo Grove

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.

08/24/2013

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Man’s Fight With West Nile Highlights Danger Of Virus

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.

06/05/2013

Nancy Lundquist. (CBS)

A Tiny Mosquito Turned Woman’s Life Upside Down

One mosquito bite changed everything for 65-year-old Nancy Lundquist.

11/20/2012

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Colder Weather May Slow Rate Of West Nile Cases

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.

10/08/2012

Ryan Marron, a police officer from Perth, Australia, traveled to Chicago to visit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for treatment after he was bitten by a mosquito, resulting in encephalitis that left him paralyzed and unable to speak. (Credit: CBS)

Disabled Australia Cop Comes To Chicago For Rehab

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.

CBS 2–03/28/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

First West Nile Virus Death Reported In Illinois

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.

09/20/2011

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Why Foreclosures Are Causing Mosquito Spike

You may want to blame the economy if your house is swarmed by mosquitoes.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011