Suburban bird tests positive for West Nile

Suburban bird tests positive for West Nile

A bird found in Crystal Lake has tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the McHenry County Department of Health.

Mosquito – West Nile Virus

West Nile is typically spread by mosquitos who feed on infected birds. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Mosquitoes carrying the virus have been detected in 18 counties in Illinois, including Cook.

Five positive mosquito batches have been reported in McHenry County as of Tuesday.

No human cases have been reported so far this year.

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