2nd Bird in Ford County with West Nile Virus
A man has died and it could be from West Nile Virus. Thursday, the health department was told a 70-year old man from Decatur died.
A private lab determined he had West Nile. Tests are being done by the Illinois Department of Health to confirm it.
The state confirmed a Logan County man died from the virus and another human case of infection is being reported in Jefferson.
Meanwhile -- The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department reports another bird has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The bird was collected from the Sibley area in Ford County.
The health department's Environmental Health Director, Terry Eimen (eye-men) continues to suggest you use insect repellant and get rid of standing water in-and-around your homes.
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