Posts tagged "West Nile Virus"

West Nile Virus is Back

West Nile Virus is Back
Yes! Warm weather is coming, and that means  more outdoor activity, and those pesky mosquitos.  Did you know that Chicago is the no.2 mosquito city in the United States?  According to this report from Orkin,  Atlanta is   no. 1, followed by Chicago. But mosquitos are more than minor irritations.  They can be  disease vectors. Malaria,... Read more »

A Comeback of Crows

A Comeback of Crows
There’s no mistaking their raucous calls.  High in the snow-colored sky, crows are back in south Oak Park, gathering in the tall oak tree across the alley. For years, there was a family of crows living there, coming and going, high in that tree. I could hear and see them. Then, West Nile Virus came.... Read more »

West Nile Virus is Back in Town

After the rain, mosquitoes! West Nile virus is back. June 28, 2013—The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has confirmed the first West Nile virus positive mosquito batch in the City for 2013. June 3, 2013—The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the first positive sample identified in Illinois this year in Hillside, in Cook... Read more »
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