Modest increases in cases of West Nile Fever in USA

So far this season, there have been 415 cases with 10 deaths nationwide. Nearly all states have reported at least one case, while Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas have reported between 10 and 50 cases.

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Advice For Travellers

The West Nile season this year is milder than last year, but travellers to areas where this virus has been found can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Although the risk is low for the general traveller, travellers should be aware that there is no vaccine or treatment for West Nile fever.