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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Illinois has third West Nile virus case!

The Illinois state announced Wednesday July 18 that a third Illinoisan for 2007 has been found infected with mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

The Madison County man in his 60's suffered a neuroinvasive disease, a severe form of West Nile virus while the virus in mosquitoes was not reported in the county. He reportedly traveled within Illinois and other states during the incubation period.

“So far this year there are three cases of people reported to have West Nile virus in Illinois, compared with no human cases this time last year. So, this third human case this year should make everyone more cautious,” said Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director.

SunTimes

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