CDC: Mildest season in 7 years for West Nile Virus – CNN.com

CDC: Mildest season in 7 years for West Nile Virus – CNN.com
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — The West Nile virus season is on track to be the mildest in seven years, with less than a third the number of serious cases as last year’s total, U.S. health officials said.
The CDC recommends using insect repellent to protect against mosquito bites.

The CDC recommends using insect repellent to protect against mosquito bites.

As of Tuesday, there were 368 severe cases, with 18 deaths, according to preliminary reports. Mississippi and California were hardest hit, together accounting for nearly half the cases.

It’s now in its endemic phase.  Barring some antiviral breakthrough, it’ll be with us in North America forever.


Comments

  1. Same as Dengue & Chikungunya in my part of the world. We’ve had a particularly nasty season of Dengue this summer