Archive for August, 2008

West Nile Virus and Wild Game Meat

August 12, 2008

West Nile virus infects humans when they are bitten by an infected mosquito or through blood transfusion or organ donation. But, we should also still be careful of the things around us, like for instance, the food we eat. WNV infection risks from eating an infected game animalAccording to the CDC there is no evidence that people will be infected by the West Nile Virus if they eat infected meat. However, food, especially game meat should be handled and cooked properly because several food-borne d…

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August 2008 West Nile Virus Activity in United States

August 6, 2008

There have been 114 reports of Human West Nile Virus Infection. Of the 114 human cases of West Nile Virus Infection45 of them suffered from Encephalitis and Meningitis. 67 had fever.2 had unspecified conditions.There have been 2 fatalities. Affected States include:Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and W…

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