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posted: 7/6/2012 5:14 PM

Mosquito traps at Naperville parks show West Nile virus

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Mosquito traps at two Naperville parks have tested positive for West Nile virus, parks officials said Friday.

Recent tests at Seager Park, 1163 Plank Road, and Pioneer Park, 1212 S. Washington St., showed there to be one instance of West Nile virus at each location.

A Naperville Park District news release said "positive, reportable results are defined as two instances in one location," but officials believe it is important to inform people "so that they can take the necessary precautions."

After finding evidence of the virus, city crews sprayed the areas and said surrounding catch basins would be retreated.

Traps will be retested next week, officials said.

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