home
RSS
August 23rd, 2012
11:00 AM ET

Fast facts on West Nile virus

The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of cases so far this year is the highest recorded through September since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999. As of Tuesday, 48 states had reported human infections. The cases reported to the CDC as of Tuesday total 2,636, including 118 deaths.

Here are some fast facts about the virus. For more on what you need to know to protect yourself and your family, read Elizabeth Cohen's Empowered Patient column.

Background on the West Nile virus

- Symptoms of infection include: fatigue, fever, headache, body aches, rash, and swollen lymph nodes.

- Those who become ill may develop West Nile encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.

- There is no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile virus.

- The virus is spread by mosquitoes, which contract West Nile from infected birds.

- According to the CDC, only 1% of people bitten by West Nile-infected mosquitoes become seriously ill.

- It is not known how the virus arrived in the United States.

Timeline
2012 - 2,636 cases of the West Nile Virus have been reported in 48 states with 118 deaths, according to the CDC.

2011 - 712 cases of West Nile virus are reported in 44 states and the District of Columbia with 43 deaths.

2010 - 1,021 cases of West Nile virus are reported in 40 states and the District of Columbia with 57 deaths.

2009 - 722 cases of West Nile virus are reported in 37 states and the District of Columbia, with 33 fatalities.

2008 - 1,356 cases of West Nile virus are reported in 42 states, with 44 fatalities.

2007 - 3,598 cases of West Nile virus are reported in 43 states, with 121 fatalities.

2006 - 4,269 cases of West Nile virus are reported in 43 states and the District of Columbia, with 177 fatalities.

2005 - 3,000 cases of West Nile virus are reported in 42 states, with 119 fatalities.

2004 - 2,535 cases of West Nile Virus are identified in 40 states and the District of Columbia, with 98 fatalities.

2003 - 9,862 cases of West Nile Virus are identified in the US (2,947 in Colorado alone), with 264 fatalities.

2002 - 4,156 confirmed or probable cases of West Nile Virus are reported in 39 states and the District of Columbia, with 284 fatalities. Illinois and Michigan were the most affected with 884 and 614 cases respectively.

1999 to 2001 - 149 cases of West Nile virus human illness in the United States are reported to CDC and confirmed, including 18 fatalities.

1999 - The first cases of West Nile encephalitis in the Western Hemisphere are reported in the Bronx and Queens boroughs of New York.

1937 - The first case of West Nile virus is reported in Uganda. It is common throughout Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's West Nile Virus home page.

West Nile blamed in death of Illinois official

West Nile widow knew her husband was going to die

Post by:
Filed under: Conditions • Infectious diseases • Public Health

soundoff (2,088 Responses)
  1. Nearest RV Repair

    http://secure.dbprimary.com/service/util/logout/CookiePolicy.action?backto=www.ocrvcenter.com/videos

    June 15, 2021 at 16:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. RV Repair Near Me

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who has been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me lunch because I found it for him... lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this subject here on your blog.

    https://www.wilsonlearning.com/?URL=http://ocrvcenter.com/medical-bus-collision-repair-shop-near-me/

    June 15, 2021 at 18:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Sprinter Repair Orange County

    Aw, this was a really nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to produce a very good articleÖ but what can I sayÖ I put things off a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

    http://us.member.uschoolnet.com/register_step1.php?_from=ocrvcenter.com/toy-hauler-trailer-collision-repair-shop-near-me/

    June 15, 2021 at 19:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Nearest RV Repair

    I want to to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have got you saved as a favorite to look at new things you postÖ

    https://www.dartn.de/redirect/?url=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/toy-hauler-trailer-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 15, 2021 at 19:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. RV Repair Shop

    This is a topic that is close to my heart... Best wishes! Where are your contact details though?

    https://lifestream.tv/players/mocd.php?c=secebenezer&access=1&url=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-mission-hills-california

    June 15, 2021 at 22:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. RV Repair Shop Near My Location

    Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Spending some time and actual effort to make a superb articleÖ but what can I sayÖ I procrastinate a whole lot and never seem to get anything done.

    http://www.galter.northwestern.edu/exit?url=http://www.rawxstudios.de/i-have-a-weakness-for-watches/

    June 15, 2021 at 22:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. RV Repair Shops Near My Location

    http://www.mhc.ie/?URL=http://ocrvcenter.com/water-truck-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 15, 2021 at 22:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Camper Repairs Near Me

    http://edesk.jp/atp/Redirect.do?url=http://ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-alignment-repair-near-me/

    June 15, 2021 at 23:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Sprinter Repair Costa Mesa

    This is the right blog for everyone who hopes to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want toÖHaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic which has been discussed for a long time. Excellent stuff, just great!

    https://sc.hkex.com.hk/TuniS/www.ocrvcenter.com/tractor-truck-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 16, 2021 at 00:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. RV Repair Garden Grove

    Everything is very open with a really clear explanation of the issues. It was really informative. Your site is very useful. Thanks for sharing!

    http://2ch-ranking.net/redirect.php?url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-escondido-california

    June 16, 2021 at 00:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. RV Repair Orange County

    http://www2.golflink.com.au/out.aspx?frm=logo&target=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-calabasas-highlands-california

    June 16, 2021 at 00:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Camper Repair Near Me

    https://biz.timesfreepress.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-torrance-california/

    June 16, 2021 at 01:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. RV Repair California

    https://cross-a.net/go_out.php?url=https://ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-maintenance-near-me

    June 16, 2021 at 02:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. RV Repair Shop Near Me

    You are so awesome! I do not suppose I've truly read through a single thing like that before. So great to find somebody with unique thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This website is one thing that is required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

    http://gladbeck.de/ExternerLink.asp?ziel=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-culver-city-california

    June 16, 2021 at 02:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. RV Repair Mission Viejo

    https://infotiger.com/addurl.html?url=ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-temecula-california

    June 16, 2021 at 02:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. RV Repair Orange County

    http://bshare.cn/share?url=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-poway-california/

    June 16, 2021 at 02:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. RV Repairs Near My Location

    https://www.hudsonltd.com/?URL=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-banning-california/

    June 16, 2021 at 04:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. RV Repair Places Near Me

    I could not resist commenting. Very well written!

    https://www.linkytools.com/basic_link_entry_form.aspx?link=entered&returnurl=www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-san-fernando-valley-california

    June 16, 2021 at 05:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. RV Repair California

    http://www.raincoast.com/?URL=http://ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-fabrication-repair-near-me/

    June 16, 2021 at 05:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Devon Boatfield

    The most well-liked type of poker correct now is called Texas Maintain "Em. Without thinking two times, they copy other players moves or strategy. At one stage, Karas had won all of the Binion's casino's $5000 chips.

    http://1800hotel79.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=pridewv.org

    June 16, 2021 at 06:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. RV Repair Shop

    https://deanspotter.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com/rv-remodel-near-me-2/

    June 16, 2021 at 08:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. RV Repair Shop

    http://htcdev.com/?URL=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-covina-california/

    June 16, 2021 at 08:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. RV Repair Near My Location

    http://www.kronenberg.org/download.php?download=www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-lomita-california&filename=rpn-calculator_0.9.0.wdgt.zip&project=RPN-Calculator

    June 16, 2021 at 09:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. RV Repair Shops Nearby

    https://americantourister.com/disneyside/bumper.php?r=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-universal-city-california/

    June 16, 2021 at 12:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. plumbers near me

    https://allmetaldesigns.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://ocrvcenter.com

    June 16, 2021 at 13:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. pasta near me

    https://www.trb.bvitouristboard.org/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 16:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. dmv near me

    After I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a way you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

    https://www.bigorange.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 16:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. spirit halloween near me

    Hello, I think your blog could be having browser compatibility issues. When I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in IE, it's got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, wonderful website!

    http://www.mahadley.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 18:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. papa john's near me

    You ought to take part in a contest for one of the greatest blogs on the web. I most certainly will highly recommend this blog!

    https://www.sodexofoodsafety.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com

    June 16, 2021 at 18:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. chinese delivery near me

    There is certainly a lot to find out about this issue. I really like all the points you made.

    http://defactoartistmanagement.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=https://ocrvcenter.com

    June 16, 2021 at 19:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. money order near me

    You need to take part in a contest for one of the best sites on the web. I'm going to highly recommend this blog!

    https://bonus-books.com/meticulousjess-com/

    June 16, 2021 at 21:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. bbq near me

    http://ihatemichaelsstores.org/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com/

    June 16, 2021 at 21:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. RV Repair California

    Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the challenges. It was really informative. Your site is very useful. Thanks for sharing!

    https://www.fkteplice.cz/media_show.asp?type=2&url_back=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/construction-truck-collision-repair-shop-near-me/

    June 16, 2021 at 21:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. denny's near me

    http://www.jtec-solutions.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=https://ocrvcenter.com

    June 16, 2021 at 22:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. RV Repair Garden Grove

    I like it when people come together and share opinions. Great site, stick with it!

    https://community.nxp.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/ExternalRedirect?url=ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-studio-city-california/

    June 17, 2021 at 00:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. RV Repair Shop Near Me

    http://www.dauntless-soft.com/products/android/beforeyougo.asp?U=https://ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-flooring-repair-near-me

    June 17, 2021 at 01:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Nearby RV Repairs

    I want to to thank you for this great read!! I certainly loved every bit of it. I have you saved as a favorite to check out new stuff you postÖ

    https://nagano.visit-town.com/functions/external_link?www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-warner-center-california

    June 17, 2021 at 02:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. RV Repairs Nearby

    https://www.cbts2.thischurch.org/mod/admin/view-image.php?i=/share/mod_news_images/2767.jpg&ru=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-interior-remodeling-near-me

    June 17, 2021 at 03:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. RV Repairs Near My Location

    You should be a part of a contest for one of the finest websites online. I am going to highly recommend this web site!

    https://www.kronenberg.org/download.php?download=http://ocrvcenter.com/national-interstate-rv-collision-repair-shop-near-me/&filename=rpn-calculator_0.9.0.wdgt.zip&project=RPN-Calculator

    June 17, 2021 at 04:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. car rentals near me

    https://italydecor.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://www.ocrvcenter.com

    June 17, 2021 at 04:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. RV Repairs Near My Location

    http://yousite.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=ocrvcenter.com/rv-interior-remodel-near-me/

    June 17, 2021 at 06:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. RV Repair Seal Beach

    Iím amazed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog thatís both educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you've hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now i'm very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something concerning this.

    http://rockstarapps.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-shades-repair-near-me/

    June 17, 2021 at 07:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. RV Repair Orange County California

    https://vets.ne.jp/cgi/jump_link.cgi?URL=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-grand-terrace-california/

    June 17, 2021 at 07:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. RV Repair Places Near Me

    https://www.info-dvd.ru/support/ezine/confirm-html.html?smartemail=sam-christian@www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-fabrication-repair-near-me/

    June 17, 2021 at 07:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Sprinter Repair Shops Near Me

    After looking into a few of the blog posts on your site, I truly like your way of blogging. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my website as well and let me know how you feel.

    http://sso.iiaba.net/login.aspx?a=wa&r=ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-culver-city-california/

    June 17, 2021 at 08:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. RV Repair Shop

    After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment. Is there a means you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks!

    http://redirect.camfrog.com/redirect/?url=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-huntington-beach-california/

    June 17, 2021 at 08:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. RV Repair Mission Viejo

    This web site really has all of the info I needed about this subject and didnít know who to ask.

    http://deanspotter.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/commercial-vehicle-collision-repair-shop-near-me/

    June 17, 2021 at 09:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Sprinter Repair Orange County

    https://map.google.gy/url?q=https://google.com

    June 17, 2021 at 09:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. RV Repair Shop Near My Location

    http://brettterpstra.com/share/fymdproxy.php?url=www.ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-installation-near-me

    June 17, 2021 at 09:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. urgent care near me

    https://response-o-matic.com/thank_you.php?u=http://ocrvcenter.com/&t=near+me

    June 17, 2021 at 09:41 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

Leave a Reply to RV Repairs Near My Location


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.