Mosquito pool at Lions Park tests positive for West Nile
by Martha Quetsch
ELBURNâ€”The Kane County Health Department on Aug. 30 collected a mosquito pool from a trap in Lions Park in Elburn that tested positive for West Nile virus.
Tom Schlueter, Health Department public information officer, said the department recently has found positive batches in all parts of the county.
â€œThe activity is higher this year than last because of the hot temperatures, not only in Kane but in other parts of the state,â€ Schlueter said.
Schlueter advised residents to take steps to avoid the spread of the virus.
â€œIt (West Nile) is in our community and the tips for preventing its spread are simple but important: Remove standing water, cover your arms and legs when mosquito activity is at its highest in the early morning and evening, and use insect repellant.â€