Nearly 500 Americans Have Been Hit By West Nile Virus

September 10, 2008

A new report from the CDC has found that nearly 500 Americans have been hit by the West Nile virus in the U.S. this year......Washington (ChattahBox) – A new report from the CDC has found that nearly 500 Americans have been hit by the West Nile virus in the U.S. this year.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their latest figures, showing that the number of Americans hit by the West Nile is now at 413, with cases expected to increase.

Beyond that number five deaths have been confirmed as well, with one in Arizona, Mississippi, New York, and two in California.

The West Nile virus has been reported in virtually every state ini the U.S., as the season continues on.

As reporting improves, the number of cases from the mosquito-borne disease are expected to rise.


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