Tire Removal in Illinois to Target Virus-Carrying MosquitoesAn Illinois agency will soon collect used tires from abandoned properties and rural roads in an effort to reduce the risk of illnesses carried by some mosquitoes.
Zika Virus Cases Confirmed in St. Louis CountyHealth officials have set up a network of traps to collect mosquito specimens for presence of either the Zika or West Nile virus.
Completion Of Coldwater Creek Cleanup Still 10 Years AwayRemoval of radioactive waste resulting from the Manhattan Project recently reached 75 percent mark.
WashU Connects Memory Loss to People with West Nile VirusThousands of people live with memory loss and other long-term neurological problems as a result of their West Nile virus infection.
FDA Considers Temporary Ban on Donated Blood from TravelersA physician there really is no reliable test that can be used on a large scale to screen the millions of pints of donated blood for the Zika virus.
Local Disease Specialists Warn of Zika Virus"In adults, they don't typically have problems; they don't have many symptoms - sometimes just a fever, maybe a rash," he says. "The concern is for pregnant women. That's the big fear."
First Human Case of West Nile Reported in St. Clair CountyThis week the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported an adolescent female, living in St. Clair County, is the first to contact West Nile virus in Illinois.
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."
Floods Raise Mosquito Population, Not West Nile VirusUniversity of Illinois entomologist says the species that carry West Nile virus is more likely to breed in dry weather.
Mosquito Season Nears for St. Charles ResidentsSt. Charles Health officials are asking residents to help keep the mosquito population in the area under control.
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.
Top 6 Mosquito Repellent Plants To Keep Pests AwaySummer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs