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Dead Bird Tests Positive for West Nile in Champaign Co.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY-- A dead bird tested positive for West Nile virus just outside of Champaign.

Now, the Champaign-Urbana public health district is warning you of the dangers.

The bird was collected last week.

Health officials say to limit exposure to mosquitos--
Drain standing water
Use insect repellent
Wear long sleeves and pants if weather permits
Consider limiting outdoor activity.

Symptoms of West Nile include flu like symptoms, such as fever.

If you think you're infected with the virus

Contact your doctor immediately.