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West Nile Virus Claims First Illinois Life In 2013

Posted by wlpo on September 14, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – State public health officials say an elderly central Illinois man is the first person in Illinois to die of West Nile virus this season.

The Illinois Department of Public Health says the Logan County man was in his 80s and died in mid-August.

So far this season West Nile virus has been reported in 57 Illinois counties including Bureau, La Salle and Putnam counties. The first human case was reported August 21st in McHenry County.

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