West Nile Virus is Back... Maybe

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The McHenry county Department of Health confirmed that a batch of trapped mosquitoes from a pool in Woodstock, Illinois harbor West Nile virus. While this is the first case reported in the county out of 103 batches of tested mosquitoes, twelve other Illinois counties have confirmed the presence of West Nile. This does not mean that there will be a severe West Nile outbreak like there was nearly a decade ago, but two human cases have been reported so far.

No need to panic or anything, but it might not be a bad idea to waltz into your local Costco and reserve a pallet of Off! while you still can.

via Northwest Herald

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