West Nile fever cases and deaths increasing in the USA (update)

Cases, deaths and outbreaks of West Nile fever continue to increase in the USA. A total of 3,545 cases and 147 deaths have been reported from 43 states and the District of Columbia. Since there is no vaccine or treatment for infections with West Nile fever virus, travellers to areas where the West Nile Fever virus has been found can reduce their risk of exposure to this virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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