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West Nile epidemic ‘worst in history’ as virus infects 1,118 in America and leaves 41 dead

August 25, 2012

Full Article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2192303/West-Nile-virus-West-Nile-epidemic-worst-history-virus-infects-1-118-America-leaves-41-dead.html

By Leon Watson

America is in the midst of its biggest ever  outbreak of West Nile virus, with four times the usual number of cases reported  for this time of year.

Nearly 1,120 people have already contracted  the mosquito-borne illness, up from fewer than 300 by mid-August in an ordinary  year, and 41 people have died.

Medical experts believe the mild winter and  very hot summer boosted the number of mosquitoes around, helping to spread the  virus.

Full Article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2192303/West-Nile-virus-West-Nile-epidemic-worst-history-virus-infects-1-118-America-leaves-41-dead.html

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