Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Adams County


September 7, 2023

The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) reports more mosquitoes from the health district have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes were trapped in several locations in Adams County on Aug. 15, and were identified as mostly the Culex species, which are known to be the main carriers of 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. Although there is no specific vaccine or treatment for We...

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