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5th West Nile virus case found in Manhattan

A Will County Health Department mosquito trap sits in a wooded area Wednesday in Joliet. The health department reported a fifth mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile.
A Will County Health Department mosquito trap sits in a wooded area Wednesday in Joliet. The health department reported a fifth mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile.

The Will County Health Department Environmental Division reported a fifth mosquito sample this season has tested positive for West Nile virus.

The sample was taken from a trap located in the Manhattan area, according to a news release. The other positive samples were taken from mosquito traps in Lockport; Plainfield; Joliet, near Sunny Hill Nursing Home; and an earlier one from the Manhattan trap.

The health department reiterated the virus is passed from infected birds to humans through the bite of a Culex mosquito.

During the peak mosquito hours of dusk to dawn, it is recommended for residents to wear long sleeves, long pants, shoes, socks and insect repellent containing DEET. Light-colored clothes are best.

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