West Nile Virus Claims Two More Lives

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received reports of two deaths from West Nile. A DuPage County man in his 70's who was previously reported died due to neuroinvasive disease and a DuPage County woman in her 60’s died of complications from West Nile.

Six other people also have died this year from West Nile virus, a woman in her 80’s from Chicago, 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, a DuPage County woman in her 80’s, and a Sangamon county man in his 90’s.

Fifteen new cases of West Nile virus have been reported to IDPH bringing the total this year to 150. (The DuPage County woman in her 60’s who died is also a newly reported case.)