According to the Illinois Department of Public Health West Nile virus has been found in humans, birds, horses and/or mosquitoes in 51 counties within Illinois. Adams County is not one of the 51 counties listed.
The Adams County Health Department, along with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is recommending an annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older. The flu vaccine is available Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm. The Health Department will also be offering several public flu clinics for adults and children in the community.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the first two human West Nile Virus related deaths in Illinois for 2015. The Cook County Department of Public Health reported a resident in their 90’s became ill at the end of August and has died. Separately, the Kendall County Health Department reported a resident in their 70’s became ill at the end of July and has died. The Adams County Heal