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Crow tests positve for West Nile virus in Marquette County

Crow tests positve for West Nile virus in Marquette County”

A Chicago resident in her 60s became ill in mid-May, which is earlier than usual.

"Every night we have drivers going out", said Roni Rozina, Vigo County Health Dept., "We also put out traps so we can trap the mosquitoes and then we send them in to have them evaluated to see if they do test positive for anything". Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of a possible West Nile virus infection, especially if you recently had mosquito bites.

A Chicago woman has become the first human case of West Nile virus announced this year in IL.

“WNV is back again so if you havent already been taking the necessary steps to prevent mosquito bites, now is the time to start, ” said Amber McCoy, a district environmental health specialist. Last year, 553 human cases were reported throughout the state. The press release also 11 of the 102 counties in IL have reported positive samples in mosquitoes or birds. Most people who are infected with West Nile virus will not get sick. "However, people over the age of 50 and those with compromised immune systems are more at risk". But most people infected with this virus won't show any serious symptoms at all. Take special care when using repellent on children.

Eliminate, or refresh each week, all sources of standing water where mosquitoes can breed, including water in bird baths, ponds, flowerpots, wading pools, old tires, and any other containers.

Change the water in birdbaths and plant pots or drip trays at least once a week.

Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using an insect repellent that contains the active ingredients DEET, Picaridin, IR3535 or the plant-based Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.

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