Ohio Records 60 West Nile Virus Cases

Ohio health officials has confirmed its number of human infections from West Nile virus has increased to 60, more than twice the record documented three weeks ago.

Two residents–a 76-year-old man in Hamilton County and an 87-year-old man in Cuyahoga County–have died in what has been dubbed one of the worst summers for West Nile virus in Ohio, as well as across the United States. Across the state, 47 people have been hospitalized, with symptoms that began between July 10th and August 28th.

As of Friday, 36 of the state’s 88 counties had confirmed cases of West Nile in humans, mosquitoes, or horses, with Cuyahoga County having the most human cases with 21.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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