West Nile Cases in United States Spike from Last Week

The number of infections attributed to West Nile virus in the United States has jumped over 60 percent compared to last week in what is reported as the country’s biggest-ever outbreaks of the disease, according to federal officials. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 1,118 cases and 41 deaths had […]

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Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Five Provinces in Canada

Not only the West Nile Virus has infected residents in the United States, but also its neighbor to the north as several provinces in Canada have reported cases of infection due to the virus. Public health officials in Ontario have reported that 49 probable human cases of the disease have been spotted as of this […]

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US West Nile Virus Cases Up 40 Percent

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that cases of West Nile virus were up 40% from last week. As of this posting, 1,590 individuals are infected, 66 of which were fatal. Lyle Petersen, director of CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, reiterated previous warnings that this year may yield the highest number of […]

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CDC Reports US States With Most West Nile Virus Cases

The West Nile Virus cases in the US have recently been showing record figures, numbers that have not been seen ever since the disease was first discovered in the country. In fact, 2012 is expected to be showing West Nile Virus cases at historical levels. This does not bode well for many states that have […]

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