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Health Officials Report The First Human Case Of West Nile In Illinois This Year

It’s usually late July or early August before Illinois has its first human case of West Nile. Health officials say an adolescent in west-central Illinois became severely ill in late May. 

Local health officials are quick to point out that the mosquitos that spread the Zika virus are a different breed, known as house mosquitos, and are rarely found in Illinois.

Additional information about West Nile virus can be found on the IDPH website.

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