West Nile Virus Infects 8 In U.S., Continues To Spread

June 23, 2008

The West Nile virus has now infected 8 people in the U.S. and continues to spread, causing quite a scare across the country..Washington (ChattahBox) – The West Nile virus has now infected 8 people in the U.S. and continues to spread, causing quite a scare across the country.

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed 8 cases of West Nile in the U.S. to date, but this number is likely much higher.

Last season, over 2,500 people were infected with West Nile virus.

The best thing people can do to protect themselves is to try and rid of any standing water where mosquitoes may be able to build their population.

It is also suggested that you try and wear clothing that can keep you covered during the peak season from April until September.

The season is already longer this year though as cases were reported in March. This was likely due to warmer temperatures than usual.


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