West Nile Found In the Stateline

By: 23 News
By: 23 News

Stephenson County health officials report a crow in Cedarville tested positive for West Nile. Cedarville is about five miles north of Freeport. The sanitarian for the Stephenson County Health Department says we should take this discovery as a warning. Larry Beard says the elderly and people with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to suffering from West Nile.

The chance of catching the virus is only about one in 10,000. But it can be deadly so beard has been testing mosquitoes for the virus since spring. The sanitarian for the Stephenson County Health Department says we should take this discovery as a warning.

Larry Beard, with Stephenson County says the elderly and people with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to suffering from West Nile


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