West Nile

West Nile Virus
5:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

McHenry Co. Woman Has Illinois' First Human Case of West Nile For 2013

Credit CDC

Illinois' first human case of West Nile virus this year is in McHenry County. Health officials say a woman in her 50s got sick earlier this month. The state had nearly 300 human cases last year and a dozen people died. To date, birds and mosquitos that tested positive for West Nile virus have been reported in 50 counties.

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Public health
7:47 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Elgin Man Dies From West Nile Virus


Illinois has recorded its second death this year related to the West Nile virus. Public health officials say the victim is a 64-year-old man from Elgin. The longtime village president of Lombard also died last week from complications of the virus. 

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5:51 am
Wed July 25, 2012

First human cases of West Nile surface in Illinois


Both of the reported cases in the state are out of Cook County. Health officials say they surfaced a little earlier than usual.

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