Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Increased West Nile Viral Activity in Champaign County

Tuesday - Sep 27, 2011

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District/Champaign County Public Health Department Urges Residents to Continue to Take Precautions

Champaign, IL - Mosquito samples in Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and St. Joseph have all recently tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). "Although we are seeing cooler temperatures, mosquitoes are still active until the first hard freeze, so it is important for people to continue to protect themselves against mosquitoes," said Jim Roberts, Director of Environmental Health at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD)/Champaign County Public Health Department (CCPHD).

The best way to prevent WNV infection or any other mosquito-borne illness is to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home and to take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Precautions include:

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