Numbers from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show
Arizona's updated public health statistics Maricopa with more cases of infected people than any county, with 1
It said seven people had died.
Cases of West Nile Virus, Valley Fever on the rise
Southern Nevada has thus emerged as part of the "hot zone" for the virus, with 28 cases reported in the area around Las Vegas as of last week. A scattering of cases was reported in other states including California and Utah.
Dr. Cara M. Crist, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, said about 20 West Nile virus cases are usually reported statewide by this time. Arizona's current monsoon season could lead to more mosquitoes testing positive for the virus, as
Mosquito carrying West Nile virus have been found in Utah, with several counties reporting cases of infected people.
Nadja Reissen, a biologist with the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District, said she found herself expecting to face cases of West Nile Virus ,
New York health officials said they had more cases of West Nile virus detected August in the first one was reported in early August. The virus can cause fever, headaches, body aches and nausea to more serious things like the inflammation of the brain or spinal cord.
cord in rare instances.
There were 2,647 cases and 167 deaths nationwide in 2018, according to the CDC.
Morgan Smith contributed from Salt Lake City.
The fall of the virus is now expected in Utah because of the increase in mosquito populations where the virus is released tends to develop.