Lombard Village President Fighting West Nile, Cancer

Doctors determined Tuesday Bill Mueller contracted West Nile virus

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012  |  Updated 8:56 PM CDT
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Cook County West Nile Cases Increasing

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Cook County West Nile Cases Increasing

As of Wednesday, there are six confirmed cases of West Nile in Cook County. Natalie Martinez reports.
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Lombard's village president is fighting cancer and West Nile virus, the village confirmed.

Bill Mueller, 76, was hospitalized Aug. 5 in his battle against cancer, according to the Daily Herald, and doctors found Tuesday he also has West Nile. Because of the cancer, doctors said Mueller is more likely to experience infections.

Mueller isn't the only DuPage County resident with the virus. Authorities from the DuPage County Health Department confirmed a Downers Grove woman in her 50's was the first person in the county to test positive for West Nile.    

The health department recommends wearing bug spray to keep mosquitoes away and consider wearing long sleeves and pants after sunset.

Last year 34 Illinois residents contracted West Nile and three died.

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