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SCCMAD's mission is to safeguard the health and comfort of the citizens of South Cook County through a planned program to monitor and reduce mosquitoes and other biting insects that transmit diseases or parasites from one human or animal to another, known as vectors.


2018 Illinois West Nile Virus Statistics

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Tests Performed

16,825



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Positive Test Results

2,998



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Humans Infected

172



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Human Deaths

16



The Mosquito

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Mosquito Borne Diseases

Here are informative links to the most common mosquito borne diseases within our community or the surrounding area. These informative links describe how the disease is transmitted by the mosquito, symptoms and health risks associated

West Nile Virus

Leading Mosquito Disease in the USA

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Zika Virus

Can cause birth defects in pregnant women

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St. Louis Encephalitis

Causes fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and tiredness.

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La Crosse Encephalitis

Can cause inflammation of the brain

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Report dead birds and mosquito breeding grounds.

Call 1-708-333-4120
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Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites

Prevention

The most effective way to prevent mosquito borne virus infections from ­­­mosquito bites is to prevent them in the first place. Mosquitoes bite during the day and the night, use an insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, treat clothing and gear, and take steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors.

100% Safe To Use

Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents with DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), Para-menthane-diol (PMD) or 2-undecanone. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Types Of Mosquitoes In Our Area

"The Culex are medium-sized mosquitoes that are brown with whitish markings on the abdomen. They typically bite at dusk and after dark. By day they rest in and around structures and vegetation. "
CULEX MOSQUITOES
Transmits West Nile Virus
"The common household mosquito, the Aedes is a genus of mosquitoes originally found in tropical and subtropical zones but now found on all continents except Antarctica that spread by human activity. Over 950 different types of the mosquito have been identified."
AEDES MOSQUITOES
Dengue, Yellow Fever and Zika Virus Carrier
"The Asian Tiger Mosquito was introduced into the United States in tire casings imported for recapping from overseas. Movement of tire casings has spread the species to more than 20 states since 1985."
Asian Tiger Mosquito
LaCrosse Encephalitis And West Nile Virus Carrier