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First W. Nile case in Cook County

Sunday, August 24, 2008
Chicago Sun-Times

A 59-year-old Skokie woman has the first confirmed human case of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Cook County this summer.

The woman, whose name was not released, was hospitalized for two days about a week ago and is recovering, according to Lowell Huckleberry, director of the Skokie Health Department.

Two other human cases have been reported in Illinois this year: a 28-year-old Aurora woman contracted the disease earlier this month, and there was a case Downstate in Montgomery County.

Huckleberry said Skokie is part of the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District, and the next mosquito control spraying is scheduled for early next week.

Sun-Times News Group



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