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West Nile Virus found in Adams County

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ADAMS COUNTY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The Adams County Health Department announced Monday morning that two birds have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The two birds submitted for testing did come from the city of Quincy, but there have been no reported positive human cases at this point.

There have been positive tests from birds, mosquitoes and/or humans in 57 Illinois counties so far this year.

Officials ask that residents take extra precaution and to report any dead birds and areas of stagnant water, flooded yards or any other location that could produce mosquitoes.

For more information on the West Nile Virus, you can visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website at www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/wnv.thm. You can also visit the Adams County Health Department website at http://www.co.adams.il.us/health/ or call 217-222-8440.

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