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Health Officials Warn of New Mosquito Virus in the Midwest

It’s called chikungunya, and symptoms can include fever, headaches, rash and joint pain so sever it can actually lead to a permanent disability.


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First Bird Confirmed to Have West Nile Virus in 2014

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed that a bird and mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.


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First West Nile Positive Bird Found in Metro East

The Monroe County Health Department announced that a starling collected in Waterloo two weeks ago tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus.


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Illinois Records Year’s 1st Mosquitoes with West Nile

Illinois public health officials say the state’s confirmed the year’s first batch of mosquitoes that have the West Nile virus.


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St. Louis County Prepares for Potentially Dangerous West Nile Season

Last year was a banner year both for the sheer number of mosquitos and for the number carrying West Nile Virus but this year will be worse.


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West Nile Fears Prompt Additional Mosquito Spraying in St. Louis County

County officials say recent rains and this week’s humid forecast adds a degree of danger.


Kirkwood Woman is County’s First Probable West Nile Case

St. Louis County had two confirmed human West Nile cases last year.


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Illinois Reports 1st Human West Nile Case Of Year

Illinois health officials say the hot, dry weather is to blame for more mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus this year and an earlier-than-usual first human case of the illness.


Illegally Discarded Tires In East STL Could Attract Mosquitoes

The illegal tire dumping industry is booming in East St. Louis, but that’s bad news for the people who actually live there.


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Could Be In For an Itchy Year

St. Louis County mosquito control has already started their war on the pesky insects.




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