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Mosquitoes Continue to Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Champaign County

Thursday - Sep 02, 2010

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges Residents to Use Insect Repellent When Outdoors in the Evening

Champaign, IL - In recent weeks, mosquito samples and dead bird samples have continued to detect the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Champaign County. A total of 14 WNV positive mosquito samples have been detected in Champaign and Urbana, while WNV positive dead bird samples have been detected from Tolono, west Champaign County, and the City of Champaign.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus case reported in Illinois for 2010. According to IDPH, it was reported that a DuPage County woman in her 50s began with the onset of illness in early August. In 2009, Illinois reported five human cases of West Nile virus with the first case reported on August 31.

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