Will County reports three more human West Nile cases
September 20, 2012 1:14PM
Updated: October 22, 2012 6:21AM
JOLIET — Will County’s West Nile virus case count rose to six Thursday with the addition of newly confirmed infections from Joliet, Homer Glen and Plainfield.
A Joliet man in his early 50s was hospitalized Aug. 31, a day after reporting fever, headaches, dizziness, depression, and an altered mental state. He was discharged from hospital Sept. 7, and his illness was listed as West Nile encephalitis.
A Homer Glen woman in her early 60s was hospitalized Sept. 8, more than a week after reporting fever, muscle pain, headaches, and a rash. Her illness is listed as West Nile fever.
A Plainfield woman in her early 20s was confirmed West Nile positive after initially reporting fatigue. She was not hospitalized.
Other Will County infections have been confirmed from Bolingbrook, Romeoville and Crest Hill. Five of the local cases have been confirmed this week.
Through noon Thursday, 118 human West Nile infections had been reported statewide, including 26 since Monday. The U.S. human case count now stands at nearly 3,200, including at least 134 fatalities.