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West Nile Virus emergency declared in Texas

Friday, August 17, 2012   (0 Comments)
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A health emergency has been declared in Dallas County, Texas, where West Nile Virus has killed 10 people and sickened at least 230. Aerial insecticide spraying was temporarily halted by rain. The CDC reports nearly 700 WNV cases nationwide, making 2012 the worst year for the illness in a decade. The virus is carried by mosquitoes and spread by birds, and hot weather is believed to be furthering this year’s outbreak.

Read the Los Angeles Times story by Molly Hennessy Fiske

CDC map of recent WNV activity in the US

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