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First Positive Results for West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Champaign County

Thursday - Sep 13, 2007

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges Residents to Take Simple Precautions

Champaign, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), announced that mosquito samples collected at South Farms have been confirmed as the first positive test results in Champaign County this year for West Nile Virus. The positive mosquito samples were collected by the Illinois Natural History Survey. The two positive samples were found in the same location as a couple hundred negative samples. There have been no positive mosquito samples or positive birds collected by CUPHD. There have been no reported positive human cases in Champaign County.

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