West Nile virus claims two more lives in Illinois

Douglas County newest county reporting positive West Nile virus bird sample

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public (IDPH) has received reports of two deaths
from West Nile. A DuPage County woman in her 80’s died due to neuroinvasive disease and a Sangamon county man in his 90’s, previously reported to have West Nile, has died.

Three other people also have died this year from West Nile virus, a man in his 60’s from Will County, a man in his 80’s from Bond County and a woman in her 90’s from Cook County.

Nineteen new human cases of West Nile virus have been reported to IDPH bringing the total this year to 114. (The DuPage County death is also a new report.) Other new cases include:
• Cook County man in his 20’s of West Nile disease
• Cook County man in his 50’s with neuroinvasive disease
• Cook County woman in her 60’s with neuroinvasive disease
• Cook County woman in her 70’s with neuroinvasive disease
• Cook County man in his 70’s with neuroinvasive disease
• DuPage County man in his 40’s with West Nile disease
• DuPage County woman in her 40’s with neuroinvasive disease
• DuPage County man in his 80’s with neuroinvasive disease
• Two DuPage County woman in their 80’s with neuroinvasive disease
• Lake County woman in her 40’s with neuroinvasive disease
• Macoupin County man in his 40’s with West Nile fever
• McHenry County woman in her 30’s with West Nile disease
• McHenry County woman in her 40’s with neuroinvasive disease
• Stephenson County woman in her 50’s with neuroinvasive disease
• Will County male teenager with neuroinvasive disease
• Will County man in his 40’s with neuroinvasive disease
• Will County woman in her 50’s with neuroinvasive disease
• Will County man in his 60’s with West Nile disease


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