|US: West Nile has infected 47 and killed three by July 13|
By Ben Wasserman
Jul 14, 2007 - 7:40:42 AM
deaths from mosquito borne West Nile virus so far this year. The unlisted states did not report any human case. Some states did not update as quickly as others. Also the local health departments often do not report cases promptly. Therefore, the real numbers of human WNV are likely much higher.
We reviewed the reports published on individual states’ web sites on Friday July 13. Those who are concerned about the mosquito-borne disease need to pay attention to how to prevent mosquito bites. We cited an article from the CDC for readers’ reference.
Idaho (2/0): The state Department of Health and Welfare updated the West Nile virus activity on July 13 indicating that two persons were infected with the virus in the state, one from Ada County and the other from Payette County.
Nevada (1/0): Nevada State Health Division reported that so far, one person in Clark County was infected with West Nile virus. Last year, eight people were infected in the month of July during which none was found in Clark County.
California (9/1): Nine people were reportedly infected with West Nile Virus with eight in Kern County and one in Joanquin County. There was a death from the West Nile virus in Kern County. The virus seems to be more active this year than last year. In 2006, only one person was infected.
Wyoming (1/0): Wyoming Department of Health reported on July 3 its first human West Nile virus case in an adult male in Fremont County. Last year, the state had sixty five people infected with West Nile virus and two deaths from the infection.
North Dakota (9/0): North Dakota has reported nine cases of West Nile virus with four females and five males from five counties. Four people were hospitalized.
Minnesota (1/0): As of July 13, one person in Polk County of the state has been reportedly infected with West Nile virus.
Nebraska (8/0): Eight people from six counties including Boone (1), Platte (1), Lincoln (1), Hall (3), Adam (1), and Thayer (1) have been found positive for West Nile virus as far this year.
Colorado (3/0): Three people have tested positive for West Nile virus so far this year. One person was found in Boulder County, one from Cheyenne County and the third one from Logan County.
Texas (1/0): One person in Texas has been infected with West Nile virus so far this year. Last year, the virus caused 33 human deaths.
Iowa (2/0): As of July 13, two persons have been infected with West Nile virus.
Illinois (2/0): Two persons, one from Cook and the other from DuPage County have been infected with West Nile virus so far this year.
Mississippi (8/2): Eight people were reported to suffer from West Nile virus and two died from the disease this year in the state. One case was reported in Lawrence County, one in Madison, three in Rankin, one in Scott and one in Walthall.