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The LaSalle County Health Department reported today that mosquitoes collected in Streator earlier this week tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first documented West Nile Virus activity in the county this year. Ted Pumo, Director of Environmental Health said in a press release "This is the time of the year we expect to see West Nile virus activity increase, especially with the dry hot weather we have experienced recently. It is imperative that people be very conscientious about self-protection whenever they are outside during the evening hours."
Common West Nile virus symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. Symptoms may last from a few days to a few weeks but four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms at all. Severe illness including meningitis or encephalitis or even death can occur and people older than 50 are at higher risk for severe illness. The health department reminds the general public to report any dead crows, blue jays, robins, perching birds, or potential mosquito breeding sites at 815-443-3366. An easy way to remember the prevention techniques - the three "R's" - Reduce exposure by avoiding being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, Repel when outdoors, and Report potential mosquito breeding sites.
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