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First West Nile-positive bird discovered in Evanston

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 26, 2013

A bird found in Evanston has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first one this year, the city announced Thursday. The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District collected and studied the bird earlier this week, the city...

Updated: Evanston issues heat advisory, opens cooling sites

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 17, 2013

The Evanston Health Department declared a heat advisory this afternoon, citing a heat index that could reach 105 degrees Thursday and Friday. The city opened eight public cooling centers in response to the heat wave. They will...

Updated: 3 Northwestern students involved in new mumps cases, health officials say

Maddie Elkins, Summer Reporter

July 1, 2013

Health officials say they have confirmed three new cases of mumps involving Northwestern students, including two who are currently on campus and one who lives in a town north of Evanston. The three new cases bring the number...

IDPH: No new cases of mumps since initial patient on Evanston campus

Maddie Elkins, Summer Reporter

June 28, 2013

There have been no new cases of mumps since a laboratory-confirmed case was identified on Northwestern's Evanston campus earlier this month, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Health officials estimated...