potential disease vector serveillance

west nile virus surveillance:

The West Nile Virus is commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.  Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. We monitor mosquito populations by testing mosquitoes and dead birds for West Nile Virus. For more detailed information on West Nile Virus visit: West Nile Virus (WNV) (illinois.gov) 

symptoms, diagnosis & treatment

how you can help stop west nile virus

Remove Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Lay Eggs

Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers.   Clean debris out of gutters.

Keep Mosquitoes Off

How to Report a Dead Bird  Dead Bird Collection (illinois.gov)

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