The buzzing wanes ...
PRINCETON — The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department continues its surveillance of West Nile Virus (WNV) activity, though the peak season is technically past.
So far this season, two human WNV cases have been confirmed in Illinois, both in August. The first human WNV case in central Illinois involved a Tazewell County man in his 50s. Statewide, the first human case involved a McHenry County woman in her 50s. To date, WNV positive birds, mosquitoes and/or human cases have been reported in 52 counties.
On Tuesday, Kurt Kuchle, director of health protection for the Bureau/Putnam County Health Department, said the local health department will continue its surveillance until mid-September, depending on how warm the weather stays. Though Illinois is past the peak season for WNV, the warm, dry weather will extend the season somewhat, he said.
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