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West Nile Virus Deaths in United States Increased by 19%

Published on October 26, 2012 By ardentadmin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of confirmed deaths due to West Nile virus this year rose to 19% this week to 219 in United States. The total number of cases, meanwhile, was up 4% to 4,725. According to Marc Fischer, medical epidemiologist working in CDC’s Fort Collins, Colorado, laboratory, […]

Ohio Records 60 West Nile Virus Cases

Published on September 7, 2012 By ardentadmin

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 […]

Texas Declares Worst Record in West Nile Virus

Published on September 7, 2012 By ardentadmin

The State of Texas has declared 2012 its worst year for West Nile virus as half of the number of deaths from the illness in the United States come from the biggest state. At least 43 people have died from West Nile in Texas, where the Department of State Health Services has recorded at least […]

West Nile Virus Cases in US Reach 2,118

Published on September 5, 2012 By ardentadmin

Health officials in the United States has reported that cases of infection due to West Nile virus has reached 2,118, an increase of 25% from last week. Records also indicate 92 deaths. Lyle Petersen, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s division of vector-borne infectious diseases, said that cases will continue to rise “probably […]