More West Nile Evidence In McLean County | WGLT

More West Nile Evidence In McLean County

Aug 25, 2016

Credit Illinois Department of Public Health

For the second time in a week, the McLean County Health Department reports positive detection for the presence of West Nile Virus in the 61705 area code outside of Bloomington.

Last Friday, the department reported three indicators for the mosquito-borne disease west of Bloomington in a bird, mosquito and a probable human case. The latest notification is for a mosquito pool that tested positive. Department officials say a second positive test in the same area code indicates an increased risk of possible human infection.

They encourage eliminating mosquito breeding areas, limit time outdoors during the dark, and use proper mosquito protection.