Illinois West Nile cases on the rise

October 17, 2012 3:50:25 PM PDT
The number of human West Nile cases in Illinois has increased.

State health officials say nine people have died from the illness carried by mosquitoes in Illinois this year. So far there have been 211 cases of human West Nile statewide.

Health officials said mosquitoes carrying the virus could be present until the first hard frost.