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Illinois Reports 6 People Ill with West Nile Virus

The human cases have been reported in Chicago, Evanston and several Chicago suburbs.


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Illinois Reports 1st Human West Nile Case Of Year

Illinois health officials say the hot, dry weather is to blame for more mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus this year and an earlier-than-usual first human case of the illness.


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West Nile Found in Bird in Central Illinois

Crow found with the disease in Champaign-Urbana on June 12


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1st Bird, Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile

Chicago crow tests positive


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West Nile Found in Poplar Bluff Mosquitos

The county did not find West Nile-positive mosquitoes in 2010, but officials say it’s not unusual for Butler County to have at least one vial returned positive during the year.


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1st Human Case Of West Nile Reported In St. Louis County

The county health department says the 12 year-old boy was hospitalized briefly.


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Human West Nile Confirmed in Illinois

One case near Rend Lake


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Dry Weather Breeding Ground For Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile

Mosquitoes carrying west Nile like to breed in stagnant water, which is more prevalent in hot, dry conditions.


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Positive West Nile Mosquitoes Found in St. Louis Co.

Mosquitoes with West Nile have been found in communities ranging from Lemay in the southern part of the county to Florissant.



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