West Nile Discovered in Manhattan


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Will County Health Department Environmental Health Division has discovered a second positive West Nile virus sample taken from a mosquito set in one of 14 traps around Will County, this time in Manhattan.  It’s the second sample discovered there. The other samples were taken from Lockport, Plainfield and Joliet.

While 80% of humans who are infected with West Nile don’t experience any symptoms, one in five experience headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. According to the CDC, “Most people with this type of West Nile virus disease recover completely, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks or months.”

The Will County Health Department Environmental Health Division around the county to track the disease and better understand and prevent the virus from spreading.  They’re asking residents who find recently deceased birds that are intact to call the Will County Health Department West Nile Surveillance Hotline at 815-740-7631.


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