Web Links: West Nile Virus

Educate yourself on the virus with these links

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012  |  Updated 2:33 PM CDT
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West Nile Still a Mysterious Ailment

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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.

West Nile Still a Mysterious Ailment

Scientists remain unclear as to why 80 percent of those with West Nile Virus never show any symptoms while others get very sick. Nesita Kwan reports.
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As the mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus continues to spread nationwide, health officials say the unprecedented outbreak likely will get worse before it gets better.

Health department experts recommend using bug spray to keep mosquitoes away, wearing long sleeves and pants after sunset, and generally staying indoors at dawn and dusk.

Educate yourself on the virus with these links:

CDC West Nile Virus Homepage

West Nile Q& A

DuPage County Health Department Virus Information

Cook County Department of Public Health West Nile Info

Kane County Health Department West Nile Info

Will County Health Department and Community Health Center

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