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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.


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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.


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Gallinippers Are Nothing New In Illinois

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


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Mosquitoes Multiply Quicker During Drought

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


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West Nile Mosquitoes Make 2012 Debut In St. Louis County

Tainted bugs have turned up in No. County, Normandy, Olivette, Jennings, elsewhere.


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Illinois Sees First West Nile Death

“Although temperatures have been cooler recently, we continue to see West Nile virus activity across Illinois/Missouri.”


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1st Human Case Of West Nile Reported In St. Louis County

The county health department says the 12 year-old boy was hospitalized briefly.


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Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Officials say the more than 134 mosquito samples from across Illinois have tested positive for West Nile virus, with no human case have been confirmed so far.