Evanston resident has West Nile virus

September 16, 2008 3:12:17 PM PDT
A case of the West Nile virus has been reported in the northern suburbs. Officials say an Evanston resident tested positive for the virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes.

No other information on the person has been released.

Evanston health officials are reminding residents to take preventative steps, such as wearing insect repellant, especially when outside during dusk and dawn.