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  • #16
    Arizona
    Maricopa County reports first West Nile death of the season, Community urged to 'Fight the Bite'

    July 11, 2019 - 11:35 am
    The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is reminding the community to prevent mosquito bites with 27 human cases of West Nile virus infection reported this season, including one death. The individual who died was an older adult who also had other health conditions. Sadly, older adults and those with other chronic health conditions are most at risk for serious complications of West Nile virus.

    “This tragic death serves as an important reminder to all of us to do our part in protecting ourselves, our family and our neighborhoods from mosquito-borne diseases,” said Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director of the Disease Control Division at Maricopa County Department of Public Health. “With monsoon season upon us, it’s likely we’ll see even more mosquito activity. Use insect repellent whenever you are outdoors, and get rid of water outside your home where mosquitos can breed, like pet dishes, potted plants, even toys.”
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    https://ein.az.gov/emergency-informa...e-death-season
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    • #17

      West Nile virus confirmed in Iowa
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      KCCI Updated: 5:24 PM CDT Jul 12, 2019
      Cynthia Fodor
      KCCI Anchor-Reporter

      The first human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Iowa.

      The State Health Department said the man who lives in Audubon County has recovered.
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      https://www.kcci.com/article/west-ni...-iowa/28381557

      Nebraska woman dies of West Nile virus
      Posted: Fri 11:44 AM, Jul 12, 2019 | Updated: Fri 4:54 PM, Jul 12, 2019

      The Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed a woman in Nebraska has died of West Nile virus. This is the first case of West Nile in Nebraska this year.


      Photo: Franco Patrizia
      The case was reported in May and it was in North Central Health Department’s jurisdiction which includes Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce and Rock Counties.

      The woman is between 25 and 50 years old. She had an underlying medical condition, which makes a person more likely to experience serious consequences.

      DHHS said the woman started experiencing West Nile symptoms very early, outside of the usual West Nile season. State epidemiologists said this an unusual case and appears to be an anomaly.
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      https://www.1011now.com/content/news...512640761.html

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      • #18
        West Nile Virus Disease Cases* and Presumptive Viremic Blood Donors by State – United States, 2019 (as of July 23, 2019)
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        *Includes confirmed and probable cases.

        †Includes cases reported as meningitis, encephalitis, or acute flaccid paralysis.

        ‡Presumptive viremic blood donors (PVDs) are people who had no symptoms at the time of donating blood through a blood collection agency, but whose blood tested positive when screened for the presence of West Nile virus. Some PVDs develop symptoms after donation.
        Please refer to state health department web sites for further details regarding state case totals.

        https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/statsma...tate-2019.html

        WNV infections in mosquitoes, birds, sentinel animals, or veterinary animals have been reported to CDC ArboNET from the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
        https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/statsma...state2019.html

        Comparison to previous years:

        July 23 2019 - 76 cases, 4 fatal
        July 24 2018 - 39 cases, 1 fatal
        July 25 2017 - 67 cases, 1 fatal
        August 2 2016 - 89 cases, 0 fatal
        July 28 2015 - 38 cases, 1 fatal
        July 29 2014 - 55 cases, 3 fatal
        July 30 2013 - 53 cases, 3 fatal
        July 31 2012 - 231 cases, 4 fatal

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        • #19
          West Nile disease strikes in Stanislaus County. People should take precautions.
          BY KEN CARLSON
          JULY 24, 2019 03:44 PM, UPDATED 8 HOURS 41 MINUTES AGO

          Stanislaus County health officials have reported a serious case of west Nile illness as prime conditions for the virus create a threat to the public.

          The patient was only identified as a female in the news release Wednesday from the county Health Services Agency.

          She was diagnosed with the potentially deadly neuroinvasive disease, which can result in long-term disabilities.
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          https://www.modbee.com/news/local/article233082022.html
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          • #20
            3 more Clark County residents test positive for West Nile virus
            5 people total have now been diagnosed
            Posted: 2:45 PM, Jul 25, 2019 Updated: 5:53 PM, Jul 25, 2019

            Three more Clark County residents have tested positive for West Nile virus, and the Southern Nevada Health District is reminding the public to take precautions to protect themselves from this potentially serious disease.

            One individual is a male over the age of 50 who had the non-neuroinvasive form of the illness, and another is a female under the age of 50 who had the neuroinvasive form of the illness.

            The third individual is a male over the age of 50 who was asymptomatic and is classified as a presumptively viremic donor (PVD).
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            https://www.ktnv.com/news/3-more-cla...est-nile-virus
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            • #21
              Nevada
              2 additional cases of West Nile virus reported in Clark County
              Posted: 1:41 PM, Jul 30, 2019 Updated: 4:41 PM, Jul 30, 2019

              The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting two new cases of West Nile virus in Clark County residents. Both have the more serious, neuroinvasive form of the illness. One individual is a female over the age of 50, and the other is a male under the age of 50. These new cases bring the year’s total to eight. Six of the eight West Nile cases reported to the Health District had neuroinvasive illness.
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              https://www.ktnv.com/news/2-addition...n-clark-county

              Nebraska
              A human case of West Nile Virus is confirmed in the Panhandle

              By Will Wodka | Posted: Tue 2:46 PM, Jul 30, 2019

              SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY, Neb. - (KNEP) - The Department of Health and Human Services is reporting a human case of West Nile Virus has been found in the Panhandle.

              ...

              On Tuesday, DHHS reported a human clinical test confirms a positive result of the disease in Scotts Bluff County.
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              https://www.ksnblocal4.com/scottsblu...513402121.html


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              • #22
                Nebraska
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                http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/West-Nile-Virus-Data.aspx

                3 more cases of West Nile virus reported in Southern Nevada
                Posted: 8:59 AM, Aug 01, 2019 Updated: 11:59 AM, Aug 01, 2019
                By: KTNV Staff

                The Southern Nevada Health District reports three more Clark County residents have neuroinvasive illness caused by the West Nile virus. All three individuals are male, and over the age of 50. These new cases bring the year’s total to 11. Nine of the 11 cases reported to the Health District had the neuroinvasive form of the illness.
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                https://www.ktnv.com/news/3-more-cas...outhern-nevada




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                • #23
                  California
                  HUMAN CASES
                  YTD: 4 Counties: 4
                  There have been 2 new WNV human cases reported in California last week from Fresno (1) and Stanislaus (1) counties. These are the first WNV human cases from Fresno and Stanislaus counties this year.

                  1 WNV-related fatality has been reported to CDPH this year from one local health jurisdiction: Imperial (1) county.
                  4 human cases from 4 counties have tested positive for WNV in 2019.



                  HORSES
                  YTD: 0 Counties: 0
                  No horses have tested positive for WNV in 2019.


                  DEAD BIRDS
                  YTD: 43 Counties: 8
                  There were 9 new WNV positive dead birds reported in California last week from the following counties: Fresno (1), Los Angeles (1), Orange (1), Sacramento (4), and Tulare (2).
                  43 dead birds from 8 counties have tested positive for WNV in 2019.



                  MOSQUITO SAMPLES
                  YTD: 1,371 Counties: 20
                  There were 277 new WNV positive mosquito samples reported in California last week from the following counties: Butte (1), Fresno (50), Imperial (1), Kern (21), Kings (10), Los Angeles (1), Madera (10), Merced (8), Orange (1), Placer (3), Riverside (44), Sacramento (4), San Bernardino (5), San Joaquin (5), Stanislaus (9), Sutter (1), Tulare (100), and Yuba (3). This is the first WNV positive mosquito sample from Imperial County this year.
                  1,371 mosquito samples from 20 counties have tested positive for WNV in 2019.

                  A mosquito sample may contain up to 50 individual mosquitoes.


                  SENTINEL CHICKENS
                  YTD: 3 Counties: 1
                  There were 3 new WNV positive sentinel chickens reported in California last week from Los Angeles County. This is the first WNV positive sentinel chicken from Los Angeles County this year.
                  3 sentinel chickens from 1 county have tested positive for WNV in 2019.
                  http://westnile.ca.gov/

                  2 people test positive for West Nile Virus in Los Angeles County, officials say


                  Updated 37 minutes ago
                  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday the first two cases of West Nile Virus in the region this year.

                  The patents are residents of the San Fernando Valley and the southeastern region of L.A. County, according to the public health department.

                  West Nile is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, and symptoms may include fever, headache, nausea, body aches and a mild skin rash, health officials say. The virus can affect the nervous system and result in meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis and even death.
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                  https://abc7.com/health/2-people-tes...ounty/5445003/

                  Texas
                  2 new confirmed cases of West Nile in El Paso
                  By: Mauricio Casillas
                  Posted: Aug 05, 2019 09:31 AM MDT

                  Updated: Aug 05, 2019 10:33 AM MDT

                  EL PASO, Texas - The El Paso Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed two more cases of West Nile virus.

                  Officials said the two recent cases involve a woman in her early 30s and a man in his late 30s. Both live in the 79912 zip code in west El Paso.
                  ...
                  Two women in their 70s have also contracted the disease, as well as a man in his early 50s.
                  https://www.kvia.com/news/el-paso/he...aso/1105404027



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                  • #24
                    West Nile Virus Disease Cases by State 2019
                    West Nile Virus Disease Cases* and Presumptive Viremic Blood Donors by State – United States, 2019 (as of August 6, 2019)

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                    *Includes confirmed and probable cases.

                    †Includes cases reported as meningitis, encephalitis, or acute flaccid paralysis.

                    ‡Presumptive viremic blood donors (PVDs) are people who had no symptoms at the time of donating blood through a blood collection agency, but whose blood tested positive when screened for the presence of West Nile virus. Some PVDs develop symptoms after donation.
                    Please refer to state health department web sites for further details regarding state case totals.

                    https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/statsma...tate-2019.html

                    Data table: WNV infections in mosquitoes, birds, sentinel animals, or veterinary animals have been reported to CDC ArboNET from the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
                    https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/statsma...state2019.html

                    Comparison to previous years:

                    Aug 6 2019 - 128 cases, 4 fatal
                    Aug 7 2018 - 106 cases, 4 fatal
                    Aug 1 2017 - 110 cases, 2 fatal
                    Aug 9 2016 - 139 cases, 1 fatal
                    Aug 4 2015 - 90 cases, 3 fatal
                    Aug 5 2014 - 82 cases, 4 fatal
                    Aug 6 2013 - 99 cases, 4 fatal
                    Aug 7 2012 - 390 cases, 8 fatal
                    Aug 9 2011 - 41 cases, 1 fatal

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                    • #25
                      12 cases of West Nile virus in Southern Nevada, majority with serious infection
                      by Steve Wolford Wednesday, August 7th 2019

                      LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Southern Nevada Health District now confirms the 12th case of West Nile Virus in Southern Nevada.

                      This latest case is a male patient over the age of 50.

                      Of the 12 cases so far this year, the Health District says 10 have been the more serious type of infection.
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                      https://news3lv.com/news/local/12-ca...ious-infection
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                      • #26
                        1st human case of West Nile virus found in Tennessee
                        by Associated Press Friday, August 9th 2019

                        NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Health officials say this year's first human case of West Nile virus in Tennessee has been reported in the state's largest county.

                        The Shelby County Health Department said Thursday that the mosquito-borne illness has been found in an unidentified person. The person's condition wasn't released.
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                        https://fox17.com/watch/1st-human-ca...d-in-tennessee

                        Nevada
                        Public Health Update
                        Health District reports 16th Case of West Nile Virus
                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

                        8 August, 2019
                        LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting an additional case of West Nile virus, bring the year’s total to 16. The individual is a male over the age of 50 with the neuroinvasive form of the illness. Of the 16 reported cases, 11 have had the more serious, neuroinvasive form of the illness.
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                        https://www.southernnevadahealthdist...st-nile-virus/

                        California
                        HUMAN CASES
                        YTD: 10 Counties: 6
                        There were 6 new WNV human cases reported in California this week from the following counties: Imperial (1), Los Angeles (2), and Tulare (3). These are the first WNV human cases from Los Angeles and Tulare counties this year.

                        1 WNV-related fatality has been reported to CDPH this year from a single local health jurisdiction: Imperial County (1).
                        10 human cases from 6 counties have tested positive for WNV in 2019.


                        HORSES
                        YTD: 0 Counties: 0
                        No horses have tested positive for WNV in 2019.


                        DEAD BIRDS
                        YTD: 43 Counties: 8
                        There were 9 new WNV positive dead birds reported in California last week from the following counties: Fresno (1), Los Angeles (1), Orange (1), Sacramento (4), and Tulare (2).
                        43 dead birds from 8 counties have tested positive for WNV in 2019.



                        MOSQUITO SAMPLES
                        YTD: 1,371 Counties: 20
                        There were 277 new WNV positive mosquito samples reported in California last week from the following counties: Butte (1), Fresno (50), Imperial (1), Kern (21), Kings (10), Los Angeles (1), Madera (10), Merced (8), Orange (1), Placer (3), Riverside (44), Sacramento (4), San Bernardino (5), San Joaquin (5), Stanislaus (9), Sutter (1), Tulare (100), and Yuba (3). This is the first WNV positive mosquito sample from Imperial County this year.
                        1,371 mosquito samples from 20 counties have tested positive for WNV in 2019.

                        A mosquito sample may contain up to 50 individual mosquitoes.


                        SENTINEL CHICKENS
                        YTD: 3 Counties: 1
                        There were 3 new WNV positive sentinel chickens reported in California last week from Los Angeles County. This is the first WNV positive sentinel chicken from Los Angeles County this year.
                        3 sentinel chickens from 1 county have tested positive for WNV in 2019.
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                        • #27
                          Maricopa county Arizona reporting 107 cases with 7 fatalities to August 9.
                          https://www.maricopa.gov/1608/Mosquito-Related-Diseases
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                          • #28
                            West Nile Virus: Five Human Cases in Mississippi So Far in 2019
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                            August 12, 2019


                            JACKSON, Miss. Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019, bringing the state total to five this year. The new cases were reported in Forrest and Lamar counties. Three previous cases were reported in Smith, Hinds and Copiah counties in July.

                            In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.
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                            https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static...,341.html?rss=
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                            • #29
                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
                              August 13, 2019 Cris Martinez – 312-814-4669
                              Cris.martinez@illinois.gov
                              First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois for 2019
                              SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first
                              confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2019. A Chicago resident in his 70s
                              became ill in late July.
                              “Although the first human case of West Nile virus this year in Illinois has been reported a little
                              later than we typically see, it is important to remember that there is an ongoing risk of disease
                              from a mosquito bite,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “West Nile virus can cause serious
                              illness in some people so it’s important that you take precautions like wearing insect repellent
                              and getting rid of stagnant water around your home.”
                              Last year, 74 counties in Illinois reported a West Nile virus positive mosquito batch, bird, horse,
                              and/or human case. For the 2018 season, IDPH reported 176 human cases (although human
                              cases are underreported), including 17 deaths.
                              ...
                              https://www2.illinois.gov/IISNews/20...s_for_2019.pdf


                              New Mexico woman diagnosed with West Nile virus in state's first human case this year
                              Madeline Farber By Madeline Farber | Fox News


                              A New Mexico woman has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, marking the first human case of the mosquito-borne ailment in the state this year.

                              The New Mexico Department of Health announced the news in a Monday press release, noting the 42-year-old Doña Ana County woman, who was not identified, was hospitalized due to the disease but is recovering.
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                              https://www.foxnews.com/health/new-m...ile-virus-2019



                              Texas
                              August 12, 2019 NEWS RELEASE
                              Two West Nile Virus-Associated Deaths Confirmed
                              Newly confirmed cases brings total to 7 for the season
                              El PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that two West
                              Nile virus-related deaths have been confirmed in the area. The patients are a woman in her early 50’s and a
                              man in his early 80’s. Both had underlying conditions. The woman’s illness had already been reported,
                              however; the man is considered a newly-reported case.
                              The 7th case is a man in his early 30’s who does not have underlying conditions.
                              “It has been four years since our City has seen a West Nile-related death and this news is hard to report,” said
                              Robert Resendes, Public Health Director. “We extend our condolences to these individuals’ loved-ones and
                              remind the community to prevent mosquito breeding and mosquito bites as a way to help prevent this
                              disease.”
                              The following is a table of the cases reported to the DPH so far this season:
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                              http://www.elpasotexas.gov/~/media/f...confirmed.ashx


                              Butte County reports first human West Nile virus infection of 2019, 11th across California
                              BY MICHAEL MCGOUGH
                              AUGUST 13, 2019 12:46 PM, UPDATED 30 MINUTES AGO
                              BY ASHLEY JEAN REESE
                              Public health officials announced Tuesday that they have recently confirmed Butte County’s first human case of West Nile virus for 2019.

                              The infected person was an adult who had suffered fever-like symptoms, the Butte County Public Health Department said in a news release.

                              The Butte County infection is at least the 11th human case of the mosquito-borne virus this year across California, with the state West Nile virus website showing 10 prior human infections reported as of last Friday.
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                              https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/he...233961422.html




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                              • #30
                                Georgia
                                First case of West Nile Virus confirmed in South Georgia for 2019
                                by Typhani GrayFriday, August 16th 2019

                                The first human case of the season of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in a Mitchell County resident, according to officials with Southwest Georgia Public Health District.

                                “The resident is an elderly, adult male with underlying health conditions who is currently hospitalized,” said District Epidemiologist Jacqueline Jenkins.
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                                https://wfxl.com/news/local/first-ca...-south-georgia

                                Idaho
                                First 2 human cases of West Nile virus
                                By: Staff Writer
                                Posted: Aug 16, 2019 11:19 AM MDT

                                Updated: Aug 16, 2019 01:02 PM MDT

                                IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho’s first two human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019 have been confirmed in residents of Washington County.

                                The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare reports a resident over the age of 30 was diagnosed with West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease. Another resident over the age of 60 was diagnosed with West Nile virus fever.
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                                https://www.localnews8.com/news/kifi...rus/1110113244
                                4 new West Nile cases reported in Southern Nevada

                                By Mary Hynes Las Vegas Review-Journal
                                August 8, 2019 - 11:11 am

                                Updated August 8, 2019 - 3:45 pm
                                The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total in Clark County for 2019 to 16.

                                One new case involves a man over 50 with the more serious neuroinvasive form of the illness. Two men and one woman, all under the age of 50, have confirmed cases of the non-neuroinvasive form of the illness. Of the 16 reported cases, 11 have had the more serious, neuroinvasive form of the illness, which can be fatal.
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                                https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/h...evada-1822024/


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