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Director of Environmental Health
Whiteside County Health Department environmental director
Whiteside County Health Department environmental specialist
Environmental Health , Whiteside County Health Department
One of the owls was packaged and sent to the Illinois Department of Agriculture lab in Galesburg for testing to determine if it had West Nile disease.
The lab reported late Friday, July 30, that owl was positive for West Nile, Johnston said.
"Owls are just as vulnerable as most other birds,"
The latest batch of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus was found in Fulton on Sept. 12.Traps were set the nights of Sept. 10-11 in the southeast portion of Fulton, near the Manufacturers Addition subdivision, Mr. Johnston said. Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were collected Sept. 6 in Morrison, and a dead crow was found Aug. 16 in Sterling. This week's hot weather will add to the formation of infected mosquitoes. 'The risk still remains until we get one or two hard frosts,' Mr. Johnston said.
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Johnston said the banks of the pond could, however, be a fertile breeding ground for the basic floodwater mosquito.
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The county also recently received a positive test for West Nile on a crow found dead in the eastern part of the county, according to Gene Johnston, Whiteside County Health Department environmental specialist.
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