Recap of West Nile Virus: Summer 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

West Nile virus, a disease spread to humans through infected mosquitoes, has been a growing problem in the United States since it was first recorded in the country in 1999. Below are statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding West Nile virus this year as of September 24, 2013.

  • WNV has been detected in mosquitoes in 48 states and the District of Columbia.
  • 1,135 human cases have been reported with 44 deaths.
  • States reporting the most human cases: Colorado, California, and South Dakota.
  • States with no reported human cases: Alaska, Hawai’i, Maine, Rhode Island, West Virginia.