West Nile virus
The common house mosquitoes, which can carry West Nile Virus, are out in full force about three weeks early, because of a warm winter and the current hot and relatively dry conditions, which promote their development.
The West Nile virus has been detected in birds and mosquitoes in the Chicago area for the first time this year, the state announced Tuesday.
Testing for West Nile Virus is starting two weeks earlier than normal this year, following the unseasonably warm winter and spring.
Officials have confirmed that a woman from west suburban DuPage County has died of the West Nile virus.
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.
Buffalo Grove is the latest Chicago suburb where West Nile mosquitoes have been discovered.
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.
An elderly northwest suburban man is the first to be diagnosed this year in the Chicago area with West Nile-related diseases.
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.
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.
Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have now been found in Evanston.
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.
Everybody hates mosquitoes, and communities are preparing to fight them this summer.
EVANSTON, Ill. (STMW) – A pool of mosquitoes from north suburban Evanston tested positive for West Nile Virus, health officials announced Monday.