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3rd mosquito trap in Ada County tests positive for West Nile Virus

3rd mosquito trap in Ada County tests positive for West Nile Virus”

The mosquitoes that tested positive were collected during the week of June 25.

"Other things you can do are making sure the screens are intact in your house to keep mosquitoes outdoors where we want them to be, not indoors with you", Garvey says. "I believe it was sometime in the 1990s when we had our first West Nile discovery in the state, and it's been here every summer since then".

The first human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in IL and in Iowa.

Use repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or emon-eucalyptus oil, and avoid exposure to outdoor mosquitos by limiting outdoor activity between dusk and dawn.

The Rock Island County Health Department has confirmed the first West Nile virus positive mosquito batch reported in the county for 2017. There will probably be more cases.

Hot and dry conditions create ideal breeding sites for the type of mosquito that often carries West Nile.

"West Nile virus cycles between wild birds and mosquitoes and can be transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito", the statement from the city read.

More than 70 percent of people who get bitten by a mosquito infected with West Nile virus won't show any symptoms, said Dr. Samuel Dorevitch, an environmental epidemiologist at the University of IL at Chicago's School of Public Health.

Reduce or eliminate all standing water in your yard - especially in children's toys, bird baths, clogged gutters, tires, flowerpots, trashcans, and wheelbarrows.

IDPH is monitoring for Zika virus but the main type of mosquito that carries the virus, the yellow fever mosquito, is rarely found in IL. Symptoms include fever, nausea and aches. Wear longer sleeves and trousers if outside.



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