West Nile Fever in USA

As the season for West Nile virus begins in the USA, there have been 10 cases reported from 7 different states. There are no deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

More and more locations are finding mosquitos that are infected with this virus. It is likely that more sporadic cases of this infection will be reported from more and more states as the summer season progresses. Since there is no vaccine or treatment for West Nile fever, and since outbreaks can not be predicted, travellers can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.