West Nile Virus Found In Midwest Mosquitoes And People

Known as a vector for the West Nile virus, this Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito has landed on a human finger.

Originally appeared on Side Effects and WFYI’s website Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying pests at your outdoor barbecue. They’re spreading West Nile virus across the Midwest this summer. And already one person in Illinois has had the illness. Experts say it’s time to go beyond the bug spray and take some extra precautions when you’re outside. […]