Illinois reports three West Nile related deaths

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The state of Illinois is reporting three new deaths from West Nile Virus, all located in the Chicago area.

It's a good reminder that West Nile is still a problem. Health officials recommend using insect repellent, even when it's cooler outside. There have been a total of 64 cases of West Nile in Illinois this year. There were 77 cases and nine deaths last year.