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South Side Residents Say They Weren’t Notified Of West Nile Spraying

For the first time this summer, workers are spraying on the Northwest and Southwest Sides because mosquitoes there tested positive for the illness. But some residents say they weren’t notified about the spraying, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker.

07/17/2013

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West Nile Detected In Western Suburb

West Nile mosquitoes are back in the Chicago area for the first time this year. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.

06/03/2013

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Recent Flooding Could Lead To Increase In Mosquitoes

You may have to start scratching in a month or so, but you don’t have to start worrying, as recent heavy rains and floods encourage the growth of flood water mosquitoes, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

04/23/2013

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Health Officials: 2012 Could Be One Of Worst Years For West Nile

It’s gearing up to be one of the worst years ever for West Nile Virus.

CBS 2–08/22/2012

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)

City To Spray For West Nile For Next 2 Days

The City of Chicago is taking action Tuesday and Wednesday, in hopes of minimizing Chicagoans’ chances of getting the West Nile virus.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

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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

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State Sees First Human Cases Of West Nile Virus

The West Nile virus is back. State health officials have confirmed two human cases in the northwest suburbs.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

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)

Rain This Week Could Mean More West Nile Mosquitoes

This week’s heavy rain is long gone, but in the next few days we should be seeing more reminders of it – of the buzzing and biting variety.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2012

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Mosquito Batches With West Nile Found In Aurora, Montgomery

Three more batches of mosquitoes collected recently have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Kane County health Department said Friday.

07/14/2012

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)

Mosquitoes With West Nile Found In Naperville

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus have been discovered in traps at two parks in west suburban Naperville.

07/07/2012

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)

Warm Weather Prompts Early West Nile Testing

Testing for West Nile Virus is starting two weeks earlier than normal this year, following the unseasonably warm winter and spring.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

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)

West Nile Mosquitoes Discovered In Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove is the latest Chicago suburb where West Nile mosquitoes have been discovered.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

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)

South Suburbanite Is 2nd Human Case Of West Nile In Cook County

A man from south suburban South Holland is the second confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Cook County this year, according to county health officials.

08/24/2011

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)

Palatine Man Tests Positive For West Nile

An elderly northwest suburban man is the first to be diagnosed this year in the Chicago area with West Nile-related diseases.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

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)

West Nile Mosquitoes Found In The Suburbs

Mosquitoes taken in a trap on the East Side of Aurora have tested positive for the West Nile virus, the Kane County Health Department said Friday.

08/06/2011

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)

Mosquito Guide: How To Avoid Being Bitten By Skeeters

Mosquitoes seem to be everywhere this year. So far nine counties in Illinois have found some infected with West Nile Virus. CBS 2′s Susan Carlson explains why mosquitoes seem to bite certain people more often and how a common household item can help keep the pests away.

CBS 2–08/03/2011

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West Nile Mosquitoes Found In Evanston

Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have now been found in Evanston.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

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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

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Communities Ramp Up Fight Against Mosquitoes

Everybody hates mosquitoes, and communities are preparing to fight them this summer.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

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Scores Of Skeeters On The Way, After Recent Wet Weather

All the wet weather and flooding is likely to give us a bumper crop of particularly nasty mosquitoes, an expert says.

05/27/2011