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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)

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

Mosquitoes in Evanston test positive for West Nile Virus

EVANSTON, Ill. (STMW) – A pool of mosquitoes from north suburban Evanston tested positive for West Nile Virus, health officials announced Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2010