West Nile Virus Still Prevalent in Illinois, MissouriZika may have gotten more headlines lately, but in the bi-state area another mosquito-borne virus is still the bigger threat.
Hearing to Discuss Preparations for Zika in IllinoisThe Illinois Senate Public Health Committee will hold a hearing about Zika on Tuesday in Chicago.
Edwardsville Looks to Bats to Control Mosquito PopulationThree bat houses will go up around the perimeter of "Airplane Park" next week.
LISTEN: Mosquito Steve Sacrifices His Own Skin to Make Perfect RepellentThe founder of Mosquito Steve LLC came on KMOX to explain why he stays up late just counting mosquitoes.
Preparations Already Underway for Mosquitoes in St. Louis City, CountyThe county's acting supervisor of vector control James Sayers says the mosquito that carries Zika is not in St. Louis.
St. Louis County Tests for West Nile Virus, City Does NotArrighai says since West Nile Virus is endemic to Missouri, St. Louis city no longer tests for it "because we know it's here."
Health Officials Say 2 Men Died of Malaria in SpringfieldCerebral 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.
First Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Illinois in 2015The department reports St. Clair County Health Department employees collected a positive mosquito batch Tuesday in O'Fallon.
Spraying for Nuisance Mosquitoes has Begun in St. Louis CountyMost spraying will be done between Sunday and Thursday evenings between sunset and midnight, when mosquito activity is usually at its peak.
First Case of Chikungunya Reported in St. Louis; Not Contracted in AreaSt. 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.
Health Officials Preparing for Threat of Mosquito-Borne DiseaseHoping 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.
West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found in Metro EastThe Madison County Health Department says West Nile positive mosquitoes have been found in Bethalto, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and Meadowbrook.