St. Louis Public Radio News
2:26 pm
Tue December 3, 2002

Illinois Will Spend Winter Studying West Nile

St. Louis, MO –

Cooler weather has brought an end to this year's mosquito season, which means the West Nile virus is likely done spreading for the winter.

This year Illinois recorded more than 750 cases and 52 deaths in humans, more than any state in the nation.

KWMU's Tom Weber spoke with Illinois' Public Health Director John Lumpkin, who says the state will get ready for next summer by looking back on the lessons learned this year.