Is West Nile virus still around?

National & state maps (including county-level data) from 2003 – present. As of August 24, 2021, a total of 102 cases of West Nile virus disease in people have been reported to CDC.

How many died of West Nile virus?

In the 20 years since West Nile virus (WNV) first emerged in the United States, more than 51,000 clinical cases have been reported, including more than 2,300 deaths, while an estimated 7 million people have been infected.

Is West Nile virus curable?

Because it’s a viral condition, West Nile virus doesn’t have a cure. But you can take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, to relieve symptoms of West Nile virus such as muscle aches and headaches.

How many people died of West Nile virus last year?


Cases Deaths
2016 2,149 106
2017 2,097 146
2018 2,647 167
2019* 958 54

What are the chances of dying from West Nile virus?

The odds of getting the most severe forms of West Nile disease are about one in 150. The overall death rate in severe disease is about 10%. That makes the overall odds of dying from a West Nile infection about one in 1,500.

What state has the most West Nile cases?

Colorado continues to be the most affected state (with 1,542 cases and 27 deaths… As of 11 September, 37 states have reported human cases of WNV. The cumulative total is 3,307 cases and 64 deaths.

How does the West Nile virus affect the environment?

Mild winters and drought have been associated with West Nile virus disease outbreaks,5,6 while rainfall can also contribute by creating breeding sites for mosquitoes. Climate is just one of many important factors that influence the transmission, distribution, and incidence of West Nile virus disease.

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