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CDC Reports Dallas County Holds Record for Nation’s Worst West Nile Hit

Posted on 5/14/2013 by with 0 comments

CulexNilNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say last year was the worst ever for West Nile virus deaths.

The final tally reported Monday was 286 deaths — or two more than the record set in 2002.

But there were far fewer illnesses overall, and fewer serious cases than in previous years.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had predicted it would be a bad year because of weather conditions that promote breeding of the mosquitoes that spread the virus to people.

 

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