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Biotech / Medical : GMED - GenoMed Inc.
GMED 66.68+1.6%Jun 17 4:00 PM EDT

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To: Tadsamillionaire who wrote (334)7/27/2007 8:45:19 PM
From: Tadsamillionaire   of 347
CDC: West Nile Cases Off to a Fast Start
The nation is on pace to have its worst West Nile virus season in years, federal health officials said Thursday.

So far this year, there have been nearly four times as many cases reported as there were at the same time last year. However, cool weather in August or September - when the bulk of West Nile cases usually occur - could take the sting out of the season, officials added.

"If this trend continues like this, it's going to be a very high," said Dr. Lyle Petersen of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nineteen states, most of them west of the Mississippi, have reported 122 human cases of the mosquito-borne disease. That total includes three deaths. Health officials had counted only 33 cases by late July last year but it turned out to be the worst season since the record year 2003.
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