Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This is the highest number of cases since 2007. Here's the latest update from the County Health Department.
The Kane County Health Department on Wednesday reported another human case of West Nile Virus, bringing the total so far this season to 11. A 50-year-old man from South Elgin who contracted the virus was hospitalized and has since been discharged. This is the most West Nile cases Kane County has had since 2007. The State Health Department has recorded 211 cases statewide this year, including nine deaths. Last year there were 34 cases and three deaths. Other cases reported year include: With the onset of colder weather, the Health Department has stopped West Nile monitoring activities, but will continue to report any new cases once a week on Wednesdays. View an interactive map of West Nile virus cases in the Chicago suburbs. West Nile virus…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Kane County has had nine West Nile Virus cases so far this year, according to the Health Department.
The Kane County Health Department on Wednesday reported four more cases of West Nile Virus, bringing the total so far this season to nine. The latest reported cases include: Other cases this year include: The Health Department will be report new cases once a week on Wednesdays until the end of the West Nile season, which ends with the first hard frost. View an interactive map of West Nile virus cases in the Chicago suburbs. This summer was hot and dry, the perfect combination for the Culex mosquito, the species that is known to carry the virus. It is likely we will continue to see activity until the season is over. The Health Department monitors for WNV activity in your area and throughout the county. You can visit our Web site at http://…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The first human case of West Nile in Kane County was reported a little more than a week ago. Now, the first death of the year due to West Nile is reported in Cook County.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
What is believed to be the first fatality in the Chicago area this year has been reported in Cook County The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) confirmed on Wednesday that there has been a fatality due to West Nile disease in suburban Cook County, the first in nearly 60 cases of the disease seen in the communities served by the CCDPH. A CCDPH spokeswoman confirmed that the death occurred in the south region of suburban Cook and that the victim was between 70 and 79 years old. To protect the victim's identity, no further information was released. The first human case of West Nile in Kane County was reported in the first week of September. A Batavia girl was the victim. CCDPH, which serves all of Cook County except the locations…
Friday, October 28, 2011
Hard to believe it's this late in the season. Victim is 63-year-old woman from St. Charles. Symptoms started in mid-September.
Kane County is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus, a 63-year-old woman from St. Charles. Across the state, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting West Nile activity in people in nine other counties. The woman reported feeling ill in the middle of September, but she did not require hospitalization. Last year Kane County had five reported cases—in 2009 there were none, three in 2008 and 13 in 2007. Typically, about two people in 10 who are bitten by an infected mosquito will experience any illness. Illness from West Nile is usually mild and includes fever, headache and body aches, but serious illness, such as encephalitis and meningitis, and death are possible. Most people with the virus have no clinical …