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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Illinois

June 21, 2018 - 7:01 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has agreed to investigate a confirmed case of West Nile virus in Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Public Health says the state saw its first human case of the virus for 2018 in mid-May. It's a woman in Chicago.

The case occurred earlier in the season than usual, prompting the department to call on the CDC for further testing.

The Public Health Department suggests people stay alert and use insect repellent when outside.