CHICAGO (CBS) — Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the Zika Virus. Unlike Zika, West Nile Virus is in mosquitoes here in Illinois and the state is seeing human cases of West Nile much earlier than last year.
Illinois’ first human case of West Nile last year didn’t come until August 19. This year it was reported on June 6, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
Samples of mosquitos in Cook County are starting to show high levels of West Nile.