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Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found here

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District says a pool of mosquitoes from Evanston has tested positive for West Nile Virus, the first such test result in the city this year.

There have been 28 positive test results statewide so far this year with no human cases reported.

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District says a pool of mosquitoes from Evanston has tested positive for West Nile Virus, the first such test result in the city this year.

There have been 28 positive test results statewide so far this year with no human cases reported.

Evanston health officials recommend taking steps to reduce the chance of a disease outbreak by eliminating breeding grounds for mosquitoes by dumping water out of bird bath’s, children’s toys, pet dishes and rain gutters and removing old tires, empty planters and other containers that hold water.

They also suggest wearing long sleeves and long pants at dusk and dawn and reading the instructions on repellent labels before using them..

Residents are also encouraged to report water that has been standing for more than five days and dead birds seen in the city to the Evanston Health Department at 847-866-2949.

Located on the North Shore of Cook County, Illinois, the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District serves: Evanston, Skokie, Glencoe, Lincolnwood, Glenview, Morton Grove, Wilmette, Golf, Northfield, Northbrook, Winnetka and Niles east of Harlem Avenue. The NSMAD serves the community in the interest of public health by working to reduce and control the regional mosquito population: so as to reduce the possibility of mosquito borne diseases and minimize the exposure to mosquitoes.

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