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More West Nile-infected Birds In McLean County

Illinois Department of Public Health

The McLean County Health Department reports two more birds have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The birds which carried the mosquito-borne disease were reported from LeRoy and the 61701 zip code of Bloomington.

Health Department Director Walt Howe says, even with recent cooler daytime and evening temperatures, the risk for being infected with West Nile continues through mid-October.

The best way to prevent infection is to reduce exposure to mosquitos and wear insect repellant that contains DEET or other effective substances.

Willis is a Bloomington, IL, native. During his senior year at Bloomington High School, he finished third in the "Radio Speaking" division of the state speech contest, the only year he competed.