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Suburban man in his 80s has year’s first confirmed case of West Nile virus in Cook County, health officials say

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West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of certain mosquitoes, which typically contract the disease by feeding on infected birds, according to the county health department. Illness onset may occur three to 15 days after being bitten, and common symptoms in humans include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches.

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