Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Peoria County

Positive mosquito pools have been found.

PEORIA - Mosquitoes have tested postive for West Nile Virus in Peoria County. That's according to the Peoria County Health Department, after they tested a mosquito pool. Peoria County Director of Environmental Health Wil Hayes cautions dead birds can also transfer the disease, and to be careful when handling them. 

Hayes recommends following the 3 R's- reduce, repel and report, to prevent the spread and contraction of West Nile. 

No human cases were reported. 


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