UM Infectious Disease experts

(August 30, 2012) — According to the new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) the recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States.

The number of cases so far this year is the highest recorded since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999. As of August 21, 38 states had reported human infections. The cases reported to the CDC total 1,118, including 41 deaths.

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