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Boone County officials are reporting the first positive test in a bird in 2015 for West Nile Virus.
Last year, four people in Illinois died from West Nile virus. Winnebago County reported its first case of West Nile just last week.
WNV is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird...
Winnebago County officials are reporting the first positive test in a bird in 2015 for West Nile Virus.
The bird was located in Rockton. Officials say the finding is much earlier from last year, when the first positive test occurred in September
Health officials in Illinois are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year.
Officials say a the case involved a woman in her 70s who got sick last month. Her case was reported to the state by the Chicago Department of Public Health...
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
Illinois’ summer has been, for the most part, too moist and cool for the sort of mosquitoes which carry the West Nile virus.
The common inland floodwater mosquito – a “noisy biter” – thrives in this kind of condition, says Phil Nixon, extension entomologist at the University of Illinois...