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West Nile Virus Strikes Morton Grove

One resident has the illness, as do an individual in Glenview, two in Skokie and some in Evanston.

 

West Nile virus is more prevalent than ever this year, and a Morton Grove resident has now been confirmed with the virus, according to the village. 

An 81-year-old woman has the illness, and was diagnosed Aug. 7, according to the Morton Grove Champion. She has a form of the disease that affects the central nervous system, the paper reported.

Earlier: Updated interactive map of WNV cases in Chicago area

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District said that according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, two Illinoisans have died from West Nile Virus, and there are 45 human cases, including two in Skokie, one in Glenview and six in Evanston, in addition to the Morton Grove case.

The mosquito abatement district conducts weekly spraying operations, but recommends people wear repellent and long sleeves and trousers during dusk to dawn hours.

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Harry Gio August 31, 2012 at 01:55 PM
JUST IMAGINE HOW MANY MORE "DEATH" CASES OF WEST NILE VIRUS WILL BE REPORTED IF THE CITY OF MORTON GROVE APPROVES A WASTE TRANSFER STATION.......
Cynthia Just because Harry didn't express sympathy for the woman in his comment doesn't mean that he does have sympathy. This is your assumption. Another assumption of yours is that of waste transfer stations and mosquitoes, check the following story - http://brynmawr.patch.com/articles/county-to-kill-mosquitoes-at-township-waste-transfer-station. There is more where that came from if you would look. We are doing our research, so should you.

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