West Nile Virus

FLAMINGO, FL - AUGUST 12:  The a female mosquito begins to bite the photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva. During the summer, the Everglades closes its camping facilities almost entirely because of the onslaught of mosquitoes. Traps are put up throughout Flamingo where 250,000 mosquitoes a day are collected.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Floods Raise Mosquito Population, Not West Nile Virus

University of Illinois entomologist says the species that carry West Nile virus is more likely to breed in dry weather.

06/18/2015

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Two Northern Illinois Residents Dead from West Nile Virus

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports one died in late August, and the other died early this month.

09/18/2014

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West Nile Virus Reported in St. Louis County

A 59-year-old man from St. Louis County has been hospitalized with West Nile virus in the area’s first case of 2014.

09/08/2014

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West Nile Virus Suspected in Missouri Death

Laclede County also had one fatal case of the infection last year.

06/27/2014

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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.

06/05/2014

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West Nile Virus Reported in St. Louis County

The state health department says a 54-year-old St. Louis County man has the state’s first case of West Nile virus this summer.

09/11/2013

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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.

07/25/2013

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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.

07/11/2013

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West Nile Virus Found in Madison Co IL Mosquitoes

They previously were found in St. Clair County and other counties to the north.

06/27/2013

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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.

06/19/2013

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