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Oak Lawn Woman Is Cook County’s First 2014 West Nile Case

The Oak Lawn resident became ill earlier this month but did not require hospitalization, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. She is recovering at home.


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First Human West Nile Virus Case Reported In Illinois

The Chicago Department of Public Health reported that a woman in her 70s contracted the virus in July.


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Officials Report First 2013 Case Of West Nile Virus In Chicago

Mosquitoes transmit the virus to humans, and officials say that the insects are still active even with cooler weather and may seek warmer temperatures indoors.


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West Nile Virus A Factor In Cicero Man’s Death

Health officials in Cook County say a man from suburban Chicago has died of West Nile virus.


A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

First Case Of West Nile Confirmed In Cook County

The first human case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in Cook County.


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West Nile Virus Found In Buffalo Grove

Cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed on both the Lake and Cook county sides of Buffalo Grove, village officials said in a news release Friday.


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First West Nile Case Of 2013 Reported In Illinois

The first human case of West Nile virus of the year has been reported in Illinois.


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Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus Found In Aurora

A batch of mosquitoes trapped in west suburban Aurora has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Kane County Health Department.


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South Side Residents Say They Weren’t Notified Of West Nile Spraying

For the first time this summer, workers are spraying on the Northwest and Southwest Sides because mosquitoes there tested positive for the illness. But some residents say they weren’t notified about the spraying, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker.


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City Sprays For Mosquitos On South, Northwest Sides

Now that mosquitoes in portions of the northwest and southwest sides have tested positive for the West Nile virus spraying will take place overnight.


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West Nile Virus Found In Glenview

The first cases of West Nile virus this year in north suburban Glenview were reported Wednesday, the Pioneer Press is reporting.


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Man’s Fight With West Nile Highlights Danger Of Virus

Health authorities are warning people to be on guard against mosquitoes this summer. Just this week, the first case of West Nile Virus was discovered in a pool of tainted water sampled in Hillside.


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West Nile Detected In Western Suburb

West Nile mosquitoes are back in the Chicago area for the first time this year. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


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Recent Flooding Could Lead To Increase In Mosquitoes

You may have to start scratching in a month or so, but you don’t have to start worrying, as recent heavy rains and floods encourage the growth of flood water mosquitoes, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Chicago Fire Department Thomas Flahive, 58, died from West Nile Virus. (CBS)

Funeral Held For Firefighter Who Died From West Nile Virus

Fellow firefighters described Thomas Flahive as a healthy 58-year-old.

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Chicago Fire Department Thomas Flahive, 58, died from West Nile Virus. (CBS)

Chicago Fire Lieutenant Dies From West Nile Virus

Thomas Flahive was a healthy 58-year-old, his fellow firefighters tell CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.



Chicago Teacher Bounces Back From West Nile Virus To Picket With Union

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman has the story of Catherine Wolski’s extraordinary turnaround.


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10 Human Cases Of West Nile Virus In Evanston

Officials in Evanston confirm that the number of West Nile Virus cases in the city among humans is continuing to grow.

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Pet owners are told to be careful when mosquito-abatement crews spray insecticide. (CBS)

Pet Owners Urged To Take Precautions During Mosquito Spraying

The spray has been used for decades, but officials want families and their pets to limit their exposure to it, CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


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Elgin Man Becomes 2nd West Nile Fatality In Illinois This Year

The death of the 64-year-old Elgin man is the second in Illinois this year from West Nile.