Mosquito pool at Lions Park tests positive for West Nile

By on September 10, 2010

by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN—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.

“The activity is higher this year than last because of the hot temperatures, not only in Kane but in other parts of the state,” Schlueter said.

Schlueter advised residents to take steps to avoid the spread of the virus.

“It (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.”

One Comment

  1. Rte38

    September 12, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    Maybe we should stop building them expensive and luxurious items like personal pools and the mosquitoes will go away. We look like Sugar Grove with their copier debacle.