The Adams County Health Department (ACHD) is reporting the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Adams County for 2017. ACHD staff collected mosquitoes testing positive on Wednesday, June 7, in Quincy.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health West Nile virus has been found in humans, birds, horses and/or mosquitoes in 51 counties within Illinois. Adams County is not one of the 51 counties listed.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the first two human West Nile Virus related deaths in Illinois for 2015. The Cook County Department of Public Health reported a resident in their 90’s became ill at the end of August and has died. Separately, the Kendall County Health Department reported a resident in their 70’s became ill at the end of July and has died. The Adams County Heal
Everywhere I went this weekend it was the same comment, "when is this rain going to stop?" There is a silver lining in all this in that we didn't have any severe weather accompany the heavy rains we got and the West Nile Virus problem maybe helped by all the rain.