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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 Mosquitoes Testing Positive For West Nile Virus Reported

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2020.  The Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District collected a positive mosquito batch on May 31, 2020 from River Forest, Illinois,... Read More.

West Nile Virus Found Present in Gallatin and White Counties

Egyptian Health Department has now collected West Nile virus positive mosquito batches in both Gallatin and White Counties for the Summer of 2019. Surveillance for West Nile virus in Illinois includes laboratory tests on mosquito batches and dead birds, as well as testing sick horses... Read More.

First Mosquitoes Testing Positive For West Nile Virus Reported

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2017.  Madison County Health Department staff collected mosquitoes testing positive on May 22-23, 2017 in Godfrey.   “The weather is warming up and we’re... 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.