West Nile http://wkms.org en Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Southern IL http://wkms.org/post/mosquitoes-test-positive-west-nile-southern-il <p>Health officials in southern Illinois are on alert after a strain of the West Nile virus was detected in a mosquito trap sample in Massac County.</p><p>Southern Seven Environmental Health Director Brad Rendelman conducted the positive test earlier this month.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:10:40 +0000 Austin Ramsey 34363 at http://wkms.org Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Southern IL Ag Commissioner Warns of Equine West Nile http://wkms.org/post/ag-commissioner-warns-equine-west-nile <p>Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer issued a warning today that weather conditions are ripe for an outbreak of West Nile Virus. And he says horse owners should consult their veterinarians about vaccinating their horses against the disease.&nbsp;West Nile is spread by mosquitoes, and mosquitoes thrive in the warm, wet conditions the state has experienced in the last few weeks. Officials say no horse in Kentucky that has undergone a full West Nile vaccination regimen is known to have contracted the virus since 2003.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:55:36 +0000 Gary Pitts 17402 at http://wkms.org Ag Commissioner Warns of Equine West Nile