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
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.
West Nile Virus Reported in St. Louis CountyA 59-year-old man from St. Louis County has been hospitalized with West Nile virus in the area's first case of 2014.
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.
West Nile Virus Suspected in Missouri DeathLaclede County also had one fatal case of the infection last year.