West Nile virus detected in Lombard
LOMBARD – West Nile virus was detected in mosquito trap set by the Illinois Department of Public Health this week, according to the village of Lombard's Facebook page.
Multiple traps are set by the Illinois Department of Public Health and DuPage County throughout the area, but residents are still encouraged to be cautious and take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
For the past several years, West Nile virus has been found in Lombard, and this year's appearance was not unexpected, according to the village.
West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause symptoms of fever, headaches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms. Most healthy adults are able to recover from West Nile on their own, but children, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems are most at-risk.
Residents are encouraged use insect repellent when outside, wear long pants, sleeves and socks when possible and to be cautious during the evening when mosquitoes tend to bite more frequently. People should also remove any standing water near their homes, which is the breeding place for mosquitoes.
Any questions about West Nile in Lombard can be directed to the village's Public Works Department at 630-620-5740.
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