CDC Reports First 2005 Human Case of West Nile Virus in Kansas

"In a CDC study to be published next month in July 2005, an estimated 10% of Americans who develop the most severe form of West Nile disease will have polio-like paralysis. Many patients are in their 30s to 50s. The growing paralysis problems are of great concern, as well as the death toll. Since 1999, CDC has counted more than 16,600 human cases and 654 deaths." - 060205 Earthfiles

Top: Photomicrograph of West Nile Fever Virus. Bottom: Photograph of Culex pipiens female mosquito, carrier of West Nile Fever Virus, courtesy Entomology Image Gallery.
Top: Photomicrograph of West Nile Fever Virus. Bottom: Photograph of Culex pipiens female mosquito, carrier of West Nile Fever Virus, courtesy Entomology Image Gallery.

     
June 21, 2005   Atlanta, Georgia - The Centers for Disease Control issued the following press release this week:

 

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