West nile virus

Peoria Public Radio News
7:42 am
Fri July 18, 2014

WNV-infected bird found in Peoria County

Peoria County reported finding its first West Nile Virus positive bird of 2014.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:55 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Bird collected in Morton tests postive for West Nile

More birds with West Nile Virus are popping up in Tazewell County. The county’s Health Department previously reported disease-positive birds in Delevan, Pekin, and Washington. It most recently collected a blue jay with the virus in Morton. The disease is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has fed on an infected bird.

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Peoria Public Radio News
9:17 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

A human West Nile Virus case in Peoria

Credit IDPH

  The Peoria City/County Health Department reports its first human case of West Nile Virus this year. Health Department Administrator Greg Chance says people need to take precautions against mosquito bites until the first hard frost. Mosquitos can pick up West Nile Virus from infected birds.Symptoms include fever, nausea, muscle and headaches. But some people don’t get any symptoms and in rare cases a severe illness can result from West Nile Virus.

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