Illinois' first West Nile virus death of season reported in Logan County

September 13, 2013 (LOGAN COUNTY, Ill.)

The victim is an elderly resident in Logan County who became ill with West Nile virus in mid-August.

Experts say the first death occurred later than usual.

Even with these cooler temperatures, West Nile virus is a threat until the first hard freeze, so protection from mosquito bites is recommended.

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