Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Bird Tests Positive for West Nile

Friday - Jul 23, 2010

Champaign County Receives Its First Confirmed Case of West Nile Virus in 2010

Champaign, IL - A crow collected by the Champaign County Health Department tested positive for the West Nile virus. The bird was collected outside the city limits on the west side of Champaign on July 13, 2010. "Birds testing positive for West Nile virus serve as a reminder that mosquitoes are active and people should protect themselves against mosquitoes," said Jim Roberts, Director of Environmental Health.

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