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Proviso Probe

Saturday, August 26, 2006

HEALTH, Oak Parker diagnosed with West Nile Virus

See Wednesday Journal (Drew Carter).
"This is the riskiest time of year for West Nile virus," Eric E. Whitaker, state public health director, said in a statement. "Mosquitoes that carry the virus peak around late summer, so everybody needs to be vigilant against mosquito bites--the season is not over."

With the proximity of Oak Park and Proviso Township, it seems likely that at least some Proviso mosquitoes are also carrying the virus.

The following township are part of the Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District: Lyons, Oak Park, Proviso, River Forest & Riverside. To contact the Mosquito Abatement District, call (708) 447-1765.

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