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updated: 7/2/2014 5:51 PM

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The Lake County Health Department has reactivated its West Nile virus Hotline, (847) 377-8300. This hotline also provides information about the potentially hazardous West Nile virus and allows residents to report dead bird sightings, which can indicate the virus is in the region, as well as neglected pools and other conditions conducive to mosquito breeding. For more information on the West Nile virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Area residents are encouraged to help reduce the mosquito population by eliminating potential breeding grounds around their home. Empty or remove outdoor receptacles holding water. Clean pools, gutters, basins and birdbaths frequently.

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