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First West Nile virus positive bird detected in central Illinois for 2012

Wednesday - Jun 20, 2012

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first West Nile virus positive bird detected in central Illinois for 2012. Champaign Urbana Public Health District staff collected a crow on June 12, which tested positive for West Nile virus. A bird collected in Cook County on May 16, and mosquito batches collected on May 17 and May 18 in DuPage and Cook counties, were the first West Nile virus positive specimens this year.

For more information read the PDF and visit our West Nile Virus Surveillance page.

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