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First West Nile Positive Bird in Champaign County

Tuesday - Jun 19, 2012

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges Residents to Take Precautions

Champaign, IL - A dead bird collected last week in the City of Champaign has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), along with an unconfirmed mosquito pool collected in the City of Urbana. "As mosquito season progresses, it is important for people to prevent mosquito bites and eliminate mosquito breeding sites," said Jeff Blackford, Program Coordinator at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD).

Prevent mosquito bites.

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