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  • Informational

    First Suburban Human West Nile Virus Case

    The Cook County Department of Public Health has announced the first human West Nile virus case to occur in suburban Cook County this year.

    Please see the following link for the CCDPH press release.

    http://www.cookcountypublichealth.org/files/pdf/press-releases/first-human-wnv-case-in-suburban-cook-press-release-aug-27-2014.pdf

  • Informational

    August 19, 2014

    The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced that the first human case of West Nile virus for this year has occurred in the City of Chicago. A female resident was diagnosed with the virus in July.

    Please see the following link for the IDPH press release: http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/press14/8.18.14_First_Human_WNV_Positive_2014.htm

    West Nile virus positive mosquitoes have been found in every community that we serve. Click here for current test results.

    We recommend that residents take personal protection measures to minimize mosquito bites including: the use of insect repellent on exposed skin, wearing light colored, loose fitting clothing and avoiding peak mosquito feeding times during the hours around dawn and dusk. Residents are urged to examine their property and eliminate any items that can hold water, particularly smaller items that may be easily overlooked. Remember, if it can hold water, it can breed mosquitoes.

     

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We work to reduce and control the regional mosquito population so as to decrease the probability of mosquito borne illness and minimize the negative impact mosquitoes have on the quality of life in the District.

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