West Nile Virus Detected in 36 States

West Nile Virus Detected in 36 States

The virus has been detected in numerous states, including New York, California and Texas, CDC reported.

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August 3, 2018
Edited by Brad Harbison
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The West Nile Virus has been detected in numerous states, including New York, California and Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

According to the July 24 report, state officials have reported the virus in humans, mosquitoes, birds and sentinel and veterinary animals in a total of 36 states, including Alabama, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.

Overall, 39 cases of West Nile have been reported in humans as of July 24. Of those, 23 cases involved meningitis or encephalitis.

Source: CDC