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New Laboratory for the Christian County Health Department

The Christian County Health Department is enjoying their new building at 730 North Pawnee Street in Taylorville for a number of reasons. One aspect that has improved with the new location is the space and availability of the large laboratory that will be utilized for multiple types of testing, like West Nile Virus testing which was relevant this past summer in Christian County.

Joe Torres, Director of Environmental Health for the Christian County Health Department is pleased to continue the Vector Program which tests for West Nile during the summer months.


Christian County was certainly not alone in finding positive West Nile cases in the county. Torres took the opportunity to educate the public on what to be looking out for to avoid contaminated mosquitoes in the yard, like being aware and dumping out standing water.

The Christian County Health Department offers larvicide services to eradicate West Nile in yards.


For questions regarding West Nile cases or for services offered by the CC Health Department, call 217-824-4113.

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