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CDC West Nile Virus Update — October 2012

October 9th, 2012

CDC West Nile Virus Update — October 2012

A total of 3,969 cases of West Nile virus disease in people in the U.S., including 163 deaths, have been reported to CDC.

As of October 2, 2012, 48 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. A total of 3,969 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 163 deaths, have been reported to CDC. Of these, 2,010 (51%) were classified as neuroinvasive disease (such as meningitis or encephalitis) and 1,959 (49%) were classified as non-neuroinvasive disease.

The 3,969 cases reported thus far in 2012 is the highest number of West Nile virus disease cases reported to CDC through the first week in October since 2003. Almost 70 percent of the cases have been reported from eight states (Texas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Dakota, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Illinois) and a third of all cases have been reported from Texas.

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One Response to “CDC West Nile Virus Update — October 2012”

  1. Matt says:

    WEST NILE!!!!!! Best way to keep safe is to treat the home and property each season. Pest Control Software helps the technician know what services you need and dont need. With a smart tablet a tech can pull up your account at your home and treat your home properly everytime! Safer and Smarter.

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