More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in 4 county area

More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Adams County


September 23, 2021

The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) reported another collection of mosquitoes trapped in Adams County on Aug. 31, has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

According to Michele Bever, SHDHD health director, symptoms of West Nile illness are usually mild, including fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash. However, the symptoms may be more severe, sometimes causing permanent neurological damage and may result in death.

West Nile Virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. “We encourage prevention st...

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