West Nile Virus

Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Illinois

Articles, Education, Prevention, West Nile Virus|

Mosquitoes Transmit Diseases in Illinois The most immediate danger from mosquitoes in central Illinois is West Nile virus. It’s not just an inconvenience, it can be debilitating or fatal. West Nile virus (WNV) was first discovered in the United States in New York City during 1999. It has since spread south and west with confirmation in Central Illinois during

West Nile Virus Alert

Alerts, West Nile Virus|

West Nile virus found in batch of mosquitoes in northern Illinois. While MMAD has not found a positive batch in our district to date, residents should still take precautions while outdoors. Recent rains should make it easier to identify sources of standing water in your back yards- remember to drain those sources to limit breeding habitats. In addition, if


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