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St. Louis County Tests for West Nile Virus, City Does Not

Arrighai says since West Nile Virus is endemic to Missouri, St. Louis city no longer tests for it “because we know it’s here.”

07/07/2015

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Health Officials Say 2 Men Died of Malaria in Springfield

Cerebral malaria was the cause of death for two men from South Africa whose bodies were found at a southwest Missouri motel where they had stopped during a motorcycle trip.

06/22/2015

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First Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Illinois in 2015

The department reports St. Clair County Health Department employees collected a positive mosquito batch Tuesday in O’Fallon.

05/29/2015

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Spraying for Nuisance Mosquitoes has Begun in St. Louis County

Most spraying will be done between Sunday and Thursday evenings between sunset and midnight, when mosquito activity is usually at its peak.

05/14/2015

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First Case of Chikungunya Reported in St. Louis; Not Contracted in Area

St. Louis County has it’s first reported case of the mosquito-carried disease called Chikungunya, though it was not contracted in the area. “There is no cause for panic, no cause for alarm,” says Dr. Faisal Khan, St. Louis County Health Department’s director of communicable disease control.

07/29/2014

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Health Officials Preparing for Threat of Mosquito-Borne Disease

Hoping to get out in front of the problem before it arrives, St. Louis County health officials are making changes to better fend off the threat of Chikungunya. For the first time, human cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported in the U.S.

07/25/2014

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West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found in Metro East

The Madison County Health Department says West Nile positive mosquitoes have been found in Bethalto, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and Meadowbrook.

07/25/2013

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Mosquitoes are Here, West Nile is Coming

Mosquitoes are out in full force in the St. Louis area, but experts don’t anticipate West Nile to come around until late July.

06/19/2013

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Gallinippers Are Nothing New In Illinois

Huge version of mosquito has been a local native for decades.

03/18/2013

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Mosquitoes Multiply Quicker During Drought

The pests and the diseases they carry can actually be worse during a drought.

07/17/2012

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