With the West Nile Virus season upon us, here are some facts that you may not have known about the seasonal blight.
Summer may be long gone, but cases of West Nile virus are still popping up – making this year's outbreak the worst so far in the U.S. since 2003.
New tallies released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bring the total case count for the year to 5,054, and the death toll to 228 — more than the past four years combined.
The numbers for West Nile virus cases continue to rise, up 35 percent in the last week. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is confident the nation has turned the corner on its worst-ever epidemic of West Nile virus disease.
Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 2:46 pm
This summer has had its fair share of newsmaking disease outbreaks.
While it’s not experiencing the same volume of West Nile virus cases like Texas, the city of Fort Collins will spray for mosquitoes starting tonight.