Fall is just around the corner but health officials in the state are reminding you that there is still the risk of West Nile Virus spreading in Illinois. The virus has now been found in mosquito batches, birds and horses in 49 counties, including two cases in St. Clair County. Public Health Entomologist Linn Haramis says there is one type of repellant you should look for.
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Haramis says there are other precautions you can use such as wearing long shirts and pants if you are out around dusk and dawn and that you can also use repellants with picaridin or a product with oil of eucalyptus if you are unable to find one that uses DEET.