The Pine Grove borough and Pine Grove Township have the West Nile Virus within them. 

The virus was detected in mosquitoes in the area on the day of August 14, 2015. It is the second time it was found in Pine Grove Township and the first time in the Pine Grove Borough. 

West Nile is mostly spread through the mosquito but can be spread through things like blood transfusions and organ transplants.

Minersville had cases of West Nile Virus last year as well as other municipalities. 

To learn more about West Nile, click here.