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Health department reports four new cases of West Nile virus

The Kane County Health Department on Wednesday announced four more cases of West Nile Virus, bringing the total so far this season to nine.

The new cases being reported involve a 67-year-old man and 61-year-old man, both from Elgin; a 50-year-old St. Charles man and a 59-year-old Geneva man, according to a health department press release. The health department will be reporting new cases once a week on Wednesdays until the end of the West Nile season, which ends with the first hard frost.

Other cases this year include a 71-year-old man from Aurora, a 61-year-old Geneva woman, a 70-year-old Aurora man, 16-year-old Batavia girl and a 64-year-old Elgin man, who died in August.
 

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