[img]http://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 32 West Nile virus infections so far this year, compared with none until July last year, health officials said. As WND and Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin first reported some U.S. health officials are beginning to question why the U.S. strain of West Nile virus is deadlier to humans and birds than anywhere else on the planet with the exception of Israel. The mosquito-borne virus is having the biggest impact now in Arizona, with 20 cases including one fatality. West Nile started infecting people in early May and had reached seven states as of Tuesday, according to the CDC's June 25 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. West Nile virus, which is transmitted to people by mosquitoes who fed on infected birds, killed 246 Americans and infected 9,862 last year. This is by far the worst human toll anywhere in the world at any time since the virus' discovery in Uganda in 1937.
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