Coles County

West Nile virus detected in bird in Coles County –

Mattoon, IL.  –

Article from JG-TC:

July 30, 2015 11:43 am

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) — The Coles County Health Department has reported that a bird collected on July 21 in Mattoon has tested positive for West Nile virus, marking the first time in 2015 that this virus has been detected in Coles County.

A health department press release reported that the positive test result is a clear indication that West Nile virus is in the area and appropriate measures should be taken to prevent the virus from spreading to humans.

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