West Nile virus

On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire United States.   The last total solar eclipse seen coast to coast in the United States was in 1918.   Starting shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. Central Time on Aug. 21, people in Illinois will be able to see the...
The Southern Seven Health Department reports that on July 17, a mosquito sample from Union County returned a positive test result for the West Nile virus. The health department reported in a July 26 news release that a positive test result means that one of the mosquitoes tested from the sample was...
Routine mosquito testing has identified the first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Jackson County in 2017.  The Jackson County Health Department reported that the mosquitoes were collected on July 12 near Murphysboro. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito...
With mosquito season underway, Southern Seven Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, are sharing tips on the best ways to avoid being bitten.   Different types of mosquitoes can carry different types of diseases, like West Nile virus and Zika virus, but steps you can...
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, is reporting the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2017.   Madison County Health Department staff collected mosquitoes testing positive on May 22-23 in Godfrey. Monitoring for West Nile virus in...

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