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The number of people infected with West Nile virus dramatically increased nationwide in 2012. In Illinois, cases haven’t spiked as high as in other parts of the country including Texas, but this year nearly three times as many cases have been reported so far this year compared to 2011, according to data collected by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Statewide, in 2011, there were 34 cases of West Nile virus in humans reported, and three human deaths, according to the IDPH. There were 92 human cases and three deaths reported, as of Sept. 12, according to the IDPH.
The Cook County Department of Health reported the first human death in Cook County in 2012 on Sept. 12. The IDPH’s data did not include that death.
Below is a table with a list of human cases and human deaths related to West Nile virus since 2002. Above is an interactive map with reports of the disease in the Chicago area.
Illinois West Nile Virus Infections and Deaths 2002-2012
Data collected by the Illinois Department of Public Health.*Data collected as of Sept. 12, 2012.
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