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First Human West Nile Virus Death in Illinois for 2020

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2020.  A Chicago resident who became ill in mid-September and tested positive for West Nile virus has died. “Although we are already into fall, West... Read More.

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois for 2020

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2020.  A DuPage County resident in her 40s became ill in mid-August. “While we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also... Read More.

First 2016 Human West Nile Virus Deaths in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the three human West Nile virus-related deaths in Illinois for 2016.  Three individuals in Cook County tested positive for West Nile virus earlier this month and have died.   “Although fall has begun and temperatures are becoming... Read More.

Travel Tips When Visiting Countries With Zika Virus

Visiting friends and family in areas with Zika virus requires taking special health precautions because individuals may stay longer, be in places with fewer protections against mosquitoes (e.g. houses without screens or air conditioning), or be in familiar places where individuals may not take... Read More.