West Nile Virus: 2013 Season So FarJanay Rickwalder
Monday, July 1, 2013
On the heels of the deadliest
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.