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Dead bird found in Western Springs tests positive for West Nile virus

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 4:19 p.m. CDT

WESTERN SPRINGS – The Cook County Department of Public Health and Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District recently informed the village of Western Springs that a dead bird, collected from the village, tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The district, which controls mosquito populations in the area, discovered a low level of West Nile virus in the community after recent testing.

Residents who find dead birds in their yard should contact the Cook County Department of Public Health's West Nile virus hotline at 708-633-8025 or submit a form online at

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