A 64-year-old man from Elgin has died of the West Nile virus. The Kane County Health Department says the man died last week. He's the second human death from West Nile virus this season in Illinois. Officials in the Chicago suburb of Lombard said longtime village President William Mueller died last week of complications from the West Nile virus. He was 76.
West Nile virus is a cyclical disease in humans, appearing in the summer and disappearing in the winter as carrier mosquitoes die off and hibernate. The virus is striking people earlier this year because the weather created good breeding conditions for the mosquito that carries the virus.
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