The West Nile virus has claimed a life in St. Clair County. Health officials say a senior citizen who lived in St. Clair County is dead from complications of West Nile virus. The death is the first caused by the mosquito-borne sickness in the Metro East in 2015.
There have been two other deaths in Illinois from West Nile this year, elderly residents of Cook County and Kendall County. There have been seven West Nile related illnesses reported in Missouri but no deaths.