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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

August 20, 2020

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 1579 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), 990 in-recovery and 25 deaths.

Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Information Page

West Nile Virus – Detected in Kendall County

Don’t forget about West Nile Virus! This mosquito borne disease has been detected in Kendall County in mid August. Kendall County Health Department would like to remind citizens that the risk of contracting this disease is greatest when the weather is hot and dry.

The best way to prevent West Nile Virus or any other mosquito-borne illness is to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home and to take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Kendall County Health Department recommends the following precautions:

  • Eliminate all sources of standing water that can support mosquito breeding, including water in flowerpots, wading pools, old tires and any other containers.Sources that cannot be eliminated, such as birdbaths, should be flushed weekly.
  • Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dusk and dawn.
  • When outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that includes DEET.
  • Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or other openings. Try to keep doors and windows shut, especially at night.

For more information on vector control and surveillance, please call the Health Department at (630)553-9100.

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811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560   •   630-553-9100