Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois

May 30, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) — The Illinois Department of Public Health has identified that mosquitoes from Glenview and Morton Grove, Illinois have tested positive for West Nile virus.

North Shore Mosquito Abatement District staff collected the positive mosquitoes on May 25, 2018. No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported so far this year.

Monitoring for West Nile virus in Illinois includes laboratory tests for mosquito batches, dead perching birds, as well as testing sick horses and humans with West Nile virus-like symptoms.

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