Will County Health Department discovers West Nile Virus in Bolingbrook
BOLINGBROOK – The West Nile Virus was recently detected in a mosquito sample at a Bolingbrook Will County Health Department site, according to officials.
The first reports of West Nile Virus this year in Bolingbrook, the samples were collected Monday and tested positive Tuesday. Will County is one of at least 18 Illinois counties to report West Nile activity so far this year, according to Will County Health Department Media Services Manager Vic Reato.
The Bolingbrook site is one of 15 mosquito monitoring facilities operated by Will County Environmental Health. Mosquitoes are collected from each site at least twice weekly. Through Tuesday, 128 samples had been tested for the presence of West Nile, Reato said.
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