Mosquitoes carrying west Nile like to breed in stagnant water, which is more prevalent in hot, dry conditions.
The mosquito population is exploding in flooded parts of the state, but they’re not the kind that carry the West Nile virus.
Mosquitoes with West Nile have been found in communities ranging from Lemay in the southern part of the county to Florissant.
Mosquito batch south of Peoria tests positive
Illinois Department of Public Health is fielding calls about potential for disease
First the rains, then the floods, now….the mosquitoes!?