List and Map: West Nile Virus Cases and Reports in Illinois

A list of cases since 2002, and a map of reports in the Des Plaines area in 2012.

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.

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


Human Infections

Human Deaths

2002 884 67 2003 54 1 2004 60 4 2005 252 12 2006 215 10 2007 101 4 2008 20 1 2009 5 0 2010 61 4 2011 34 3


92* 3*

Data collected by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

*Data collected as of Sept. 12, 2012.

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