Woodford County Health Department Warns of West Nile

A hawk in Woodford County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

According to the Woodford County Health Department, they are asking the public to continue to inform them of any dead birds that do not show obvious causes of death or decomposition.

West Nile Virus is a disease that is carried and transmitted by mosquitoes after feeding on an infected bird.

Mosquitoes feed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., with the peak feeding hours around 10 p.m. It is recommended to minimize time spent outside during mosquito feeding hours.It is also recommended to wear insect repellant, repair any holes in your door or window screens, and do not leave standing water around your property.

You May Contact the Woodford County Health Department at (309) 467-3064

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