Mosquito Batch Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In Southern Bond County

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One day after the announcement of the first human case of West Nile virus in the state, in St. Clair County, Bond County officials announced on Thursday, the first positive mosquito batch, tested from the southern portion of the Bond County.

The best way to prevent West Nile disease or any other mosquito-borne illness is to avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dusk and dawn; make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens; eliminate all sources of standing water; and wear insect repellent that contains DEET.

Report dead birds and areas containing stagnant water to the Bond County Health Department.

Click HERE for more information on West Nile virus from the Illinois Department of Public Health.