Two more Ogle County mosquito pools test positive for West Nile virus

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OGLE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Ogle County Health Department has confirms two additional mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile virus this year.

Mosquito pools found near Rochelle and Monroe Center tested positive for West Nile virus on Tuesday.

In June, the department confirmed​ at least one pool of mosquitoes found near Polo tested positive for the virus. The Ogle County Health Department will continue testing mosquito pools in the county over summer.

With three mosquito pools from three separate locations testing positive, the health department says you can take several precautions to avoid the virus. Health officials recommend keeping doors and windows shut, repelling outdoors and reporting locations that may produce mosquitoes.

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a Culex mosquitoes, commonly known house mosquitoes. The virus is picked up when mosquitoes feed on an infected bird.

The department says common symptoms for the virus include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. Symptoms may last from a few days up to a few weeks.

Four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms, according to the department.