West Nile Virus Infects Young Woman In Illinois

August 12, 2008

A young 28-year old woman from Aurora, Illinois is the first human case of West Nile virus this season in Ithe state....Chicago (ChattahBox) – A young 28-year old woman from Aurora, Illinois is the first human case of West Nile virus this season in the state.

The Illinois Department of Health confirmed on Monday that a 28-year old woman has been infected with the West Nile virus.

She originally became sick back in July, and it was recently confirmed via lab tests that it was from West Nile.

The question remains though as to where she contracted the virus, as she was on travel out of the state recently.

In Illinois last year, there were 101 humanc ases of West Nile with 4 deaths.


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