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mosquitos have tested positive for West Nile Virus for the third time this year, according to the Will County Health Department.
Mosquitos collected in Bolingbrook on July 30 tested positive for West Nile Virus. That news comes barely two weeks tested positive.
A third batch of mosquitos collected on June 20 .
Mosquitos with West Nile Virus have also been found in Crete, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Lockport and Naperville this summer.
To limit mosquito populations, the Health Department has delivered 45 cases of larvicide to 13 communities, including Bolingbrook.
Two human WNV cases have been identified so far. Both were women living in Cook County. A blue jay collected in Wilmington and a robin taken from Plainfield have also tested WNV-positive, according to the Will County Health Department.
The Health Department is "accelerating mosquito monitoring in order to keep pace with what appears to be a burgeoning WNV potential," according to a release.
There are currently 15 mosquito monitoring sites in the county, including two in Bolingbrook.
All monitoring sites are currently harvested twice weekly. Selected sites will now be visited three times a week and additional monitoring sites may be added.
At least 26 Illinois counties have reported West Nile Virus activity this summer, with the majority of confirmations emanating from Chicagoland, according to a release.