virus http://peoriapublicradio.org en Health officials hopeful on US case of MERS http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/health-officials-hopeful-us-case-mers <div>Federal and state officials in Indiana are hopeful a deadly virus from the Middle East has been contained.</div><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 01:43:34 +0000 Michael Puente 22852 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Health officials hopeful on US case of MERS Peoria County mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-mosquito-tests-positive-west-nile-virus <p>Peoria County is reporting the first mosquito sample to rest positive for West Nile virus this year. &nbsp;The City/County Health Department says people should avoid being outdoors between dusk and dawn and keep doors and windows shut. &nbsp;It says people should also wear insect repellant and report stagnant water areas that could turn into mosquito breeding grounds.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:22:38 +0000 Alex Rusciano 8533 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus