First West Nile Human Death Reported in Illinois

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CHICAGO (KMOX) – Illinois has it’s first confirmed death due to the West Nile Virus.

The Illinois Department of Public Health says a man in his 70s in Dupage County had underlying health conditions, but was diagnosed with West Nile Virus earlier this month.  He died last weekend.

And the first Southern Illinois human case of the virus also was reported.  It’s in Crawford County.   A woman in her 80s has tested positive .

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