Second bird in Chicago suburb tests positive for West Nile

September 11, 2014 5:57 PM

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Second bird in Chicago suburb tests positive for West Nile

AURORA, Ill. – A second bird in one of Chicago's western suburban counties has tested positive for West Nile virus, the Kane County Health Department announced Wednesday.

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Only about two of 10 people bitten will develop symptoms that can include fever and body aches. It's also possible, however, to come down with serious illnesses, including encephalitis and meningitis.

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