West Nile virus is back in Sangamon County… at least in mosquitoes.
Health officials found the virus in a mosquito sample collected last week in Springfield.
It’s an earlier arrival for the virus than last year… when the state was gripped by drought.
West Nile has now shown up in mosquitoes or birds in 17 counties.
No human cases have been reported so far this year, but state officials say it’s only a matter of time.