West Nile Virus
The dead bird surveillance program will be in effect through October 15th.
“Although temperatures have been cooler recently, we continue to see West Nile virus activity across Illinois/Missouri.”
Officials say the more than 134 mosquito samples from across Illinois have tested positive for West Nile virus, with no human case have been confirmed so far.
The mosquito population is exploding in flooded parts of the state, but they’re not the kind that carry the West Nile virus.
Equine veterinarians say flooding and warm temperatures have created ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes.
WNV discovered in Shiloh
Ehrlichia common in Missouri.
Mosquitoes with the desease found in Mehlville, Clayton and Manchester.
Mosquito batch south of Peoria tests positive
Illinois Department of Public Health is fielding calls about potential for disease