Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 10th, 2004
The 67-year-old man, who hadn't traveled outside the northwest Illinois county in recent months, became ill July 11 and was hospitalized with West Nile encephalitis. He is recuperating at home, public health officials said.
In 2003, Illinois recorded 54 human cases of West Nile, including one fatality. In 2002, Illinois led the nation with 884 human cases and 66 deaths.
According to state and local health departments, 34 of Illinois' 102 counties have confirmed the presence of West Nile...
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