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THE FIRST WEST NILE VIRUS RELATED DEATHS ARE BEING REPORTED IN ILLINOIS.

TWO PEOPLE FROM NORTHERN ILLINOIS WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS HAVE DIED. BUT AS A WHOLE, WEST NILE HASN’T HIT ILLINOIS AS HEARD THIS YEAR SAYS STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SPOKESPERSON MELANEY ARNOLD.

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STILL…THE VIRUS…WHICH IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE BITE OF AN INFECTED MOSQUITO...REMAINS A THREAT UNTIL THE FIRST HARD FREEZE.

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