West Nile virus

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)

Skokie Woman is Chicago Area’s First West Nile Case This Year

The Skokie Health Department says the 50-year-old patient’s condition is improving.

08/20/2015

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Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Plainfield

Will County is one of 23 Illinois counties to report West Nile virus activity as of Wednesday, health officials say.

07/23/2015

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West Nile Virus Detected In Skokie

A batch of mosquitos in Skokie has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, making it the fourth Chicago suburb to detect the disease this year.

07/06/2015

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West Nile Virus Detected In Illinois

The virus was found in Southern Illinois, but it’s only a matter of time before it shows up in the Chicago area, health officials say.

05/29/2015

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Warm Weather To Bring More Mosquitos, But Cool Weekend To Hamper Growth

The next couple weeks could be a bit of a roller coaster ride for mosquito activity in the Chicago area.

05/27/2015

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With Warmer Weather, Risks Increase For West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease

The Illinois Department of Health says warm weather means the onset of West Nile Virus, carried by mosquitoes, and a slew of insect-related diseases, carried by ticks.

05/25/2015

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)

Two Elderly Chicago Women Die From West Nile

It may be rather late in the season, almost fall, but Illinois has it’s first two deaths of the summer season from West Nile virus.

09/19/2014

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Two Illinois Women Die From West Nile Virus

One woman was in her 70s and the other was in her 80s, said Chicago Department of Public Health spokesman Ryan Gage.

09/18/2014

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Oak Lawn Woman Is Cook County’s First 2014 West Nile Case

The Oak Lawn resident became ill earlier this month but did not require hospitalization, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. She is recovering at home.

08/27/2014

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First Human West Nile Virus Case Reported In Illinois

The Chicago Department of Public Health reported that a woman in her 70s contracted the virus in July.

08/18/2014

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Officials Report First 2013 Case Of West Nile Virus In Chicago

Mosquitoes transmit the virus to humans, and officials say that the insects are still active even with cooler weather and may seek warmer temperatures indoors.

09/23/2013

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West Nile Virus A Factor In Cicero Man’s Death

Health officials in Cook County say a man from suburban Chicago has died of West Nile virus.

09/16/2013

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

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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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First West Nile Case Of 2013 Reported In Illinois

The first human case of West Nile virus of the year has been reported in Illinois.

08/21/2013

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Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus Found In Aurora

A batch of mosquitoes trapped in west suburban Aurora has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Kane County Health Department.

07/28/2013

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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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City Sprays For Mosquitos On South, Northwest Sides

Now that mosquitoes in portions of the northwest and southwest sides have tested positive for the West Nile virus spraying will take place overnight.

07/17/2013

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West Nile Virus Found In Glenview

The first cases of West Nile virus this year in north suburban Glenview were reported Wednesday, the Pioneer Press is reporting.

07/13/2013

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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

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