mosquito http://peoriapublicradio.org en Mosquitos thrive despite extreme weather http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/mosquitos-thrive-despite-extreme-weather <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>If you’re spending any time outdoors today, you might notice that the cooler weather is doing nothing to curb the number of mosquitos.</div><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:03:08 +0000 Mariam Sobh 26193 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Mosquitos thrive despite extreme weather Bird collected in Morton tests postive for West Nile http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bird-collected-morton-tests-postive-west-nile <div>More birds with West Nile Virus are popping up in Tazewell County. The county&rsquo;s Health Department previously reported disease-positive birds in Delevan, Pekin, and Washington. It most recently collected a blue jay with the virus in Morton. The disease is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has fed on an infected bird.</div><div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:55:40 +0000 Denise Molina 12871 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bird collected in Morton tests postive for West Nile