West Nile Virus: 2013 Season So Far

Monday, July 1, 2013

On the heels of the deadliest West Nile Virus season to date in the United States, state officials and everyday citizens alike have been tuned into reports of the virus coming in from all corners of the country.

Some states have reported positive findings much earlier than in previous years, while others are detecting the virus “on schedule.” Below is a recap of where West Nile Virus has been found so far in 2013. All statistics are gathered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and individual state health departments.

  • There have been sevenc onfirmed cases of West Nile Virus in humans: two in California, three in Mississippi, one in Texas, and one in Tennessee.
  • There has been one human death related to West Nile Virus.
  • Twenty one states have reported findings of West Nile Virus in animals or mosquitoes: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

To find the most updated information for your state or county. Visit your state health department website.