CDC Reports Human West Nile Virus Cases In 37 States

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released some data about the spread of the West Nile virus in the country. According to the data reported to the CDC, there were a total of 37 states in the US as of September 27 that have reported at least one case of human WNV infection.

According to the data, 37 US states have so far been affected by a human case of the West Nile virus. In addition, a total of 42 states have been reported to have cases of non-human as well as human WNV infections. Non-human infections are those cases where WNV infections in mosquitoes, birds and sentinel animals were reported. Other data provided by the CDC also indicated the number of cases of WNV infections for each state that was affected.

Of the numbers provided, the state of California holds the most number of reported WNV infections in humans so far with a total of 67 cases. It was followed by Mississippi with 40 total human WNV infections reported. Arizona came in third with a total of 30 WNV cases reported. There were a total of 26 cases reported in New York. Nebraska came in with 22 WNV cases reported so far, rounding up the top 5 states with the most number of human WNV cases. As of September 27, a total of 362 human WNV cases have been reported, resulting in a total of 18 deaths, according to the same CDC data.

Source: CDC

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