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Where mosquitos thriving, West Nile virus risk rising
Lab assistant Carter Sharp sorts mosquitoes that were collected from Chicago’s northwest suburbs for West Nile virus testing. Illinois already has seen at least two human West Nile virus infections this year, more than a month earlier than usual.
The rate of infected mosquitoes in Illinois, where lab assistant Carter Sharp prepares mosquitoes for testing, is the highest in a decade and higher than in 2002 when 67 people died.
The Culex pipiens, left, is the primary mosquito that can transmit West Nile virus to humans, birds and other animals. It is produced from stagnant water. At right is an Aedes vexans, primarily a nuisance mosquito produced from freshwater but not an important transmitter of disease.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm

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Lab assistant Carter Sharp sorts mosquitoes that were collected from Chicago’s northwest suburbs for West Nile virus testing. Illinois already has seen at least two human West Nile virus infections this year, more than a month earlier than usual.
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The rate of infected mosquitoes in Illinois, where lab assistant Carter Sharp prepares mosquitoes for testing, is the highest in a decade and higher than in 2002 when 67 people died.
WEA
The Culex pipiens, left, is the primary mosquito that can transmit West Nile virus to humans, birds and other animals. It is produced from stagnant water. At right is an Aedes vexans, primarily a nuisance mosquito produced from freshwater but not an important transmitter of disease.
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