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Facts on West Nile Virus:
  • First discovered in Uganda in 1937

  • First discovered in US in New York in 1999

  • 2 confirmed deaths from the West Nile Virus in Georgia

  • 31 confirmed deaths from the West Nile Virus across the country

  • There are currently no cure or vaccine for the West Nile Virus

  • Only 30% of infected people will show any symptoms

  • Less than 1% infected with West Nile Virus will become seriously ill

Links:
West Nile Virus Q&A - CDC
West Nile Virus Case Count - CDC
West Nile Virus - NBII
WestNileFever.com
West Nile Virus Fact Sheet - New York City
CDC Investigates Possible West Nile Virus Transmission Through Organ Transplant
West Nile Fever - Vads Corner
Fifth West Nile victim dies - CNN

Posted: 2002-09-03 16:53:10


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