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Wilmettes 1. West Nile found positive mosquito of the year



WILMETTE, IL – The first mosquitoes found in Wilmette tested positive for West Nile virus were found on July 16 and tested positive two days later, according to the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District. With three positive samples and two in Kenilworth, each community in the northern Cook County district had reported mosquitoes with West Nile virus recorded positive testes on Friday, July 20.

The district said 1o4 of the 933 batches of mosquitoes recovered from traps in 2018 had tested positive. The level of West Nile virus on the North Shore is temperate, but is still increasing, depending on the district.

(NSMAD)

According to the weekly report of July 25, the number of annoying mosquitoes – without West Nile virus – decreased between July 14 and 20

(NSMAD)

MORE: The County Mosquito Control District recommended that residents take care of getting rid of any items that might keep water on their property. Recommended measures to protect personnel include insect repellent, avoiding dawn and dust, and wearing loose-fitting clothing.

Wilmette is now the only community in the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District where no West Nile-positive mosquitoes have been found

Week health officials confirmed two new human cases of West Nile virus. In early July, a 38-year-old Aurora woman and a Wheaton woman in her fifties tested positive for the potentially deadly virus, which, according to the Illinois Department of Health, was transmitted from infected birds to mosquitoes and then to humans. 19659010] The Aurora resident told physicians that she had recently visited Wisconsin Dells about a week before the appearance of the appearance of symptoms of the virus, which included fever, body, rashes, headache and diarrhea.

"Whether or not she was in Wisconsin Dells, the woman had to become infected with the virus It is important to know that the West Nile virus is active this summer

MORE: Human West Nile Cases Confirmed in Will, DuPage Counties »


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