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CDC reports 3,830 West Nile cases this year

first_imgNov 9, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Forty-one states and the District of Columbia have reported a total of 3,830 cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection, including 119 deaths, so far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today. Idaho has been hit hardest so far this year, with 824 WNV cases, followed by Colorado, 310; Texas, 305; California, 266; and Nebraska, 217. No cases have been reported this year in Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, or Vermont. In the Nov 10 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC says this year’s cases include 1,339 that involved neurologic disease (encephalitis, meningitis, or myelitis), 2,324 involving fever but no neurologic disease, and 167 unspecified cases. CDC. West Nile virus activity—United States, January 1–November 7, 2006. MMWR 2006 Nov 10;55(44):1204-5 [Full text] See also:center_img The numbers signal a bigger epidemic than last year, but much smaller than in the record year of 2003. In 2005 a total of 3,000 cases, including 119 fatal ones, were reported, according to the CDC. The record year for WNV in the United States was 2003, with 9,862 cases, including 264 deaths. Evidence of WNV has been found in blood from 306 blood donors so far this year, the CDC said. Sixty-five of the donors subsequently had West Nile fever, three suffered neuroinvasive disease, and two had unspecified conditions. Blood banks began screening for WNV in 2003, after 23 West Nile cases were linked to donated blood in 2002. CDC’s annual statistics on West Nile viruslast_img read more

The Latest: Lightning player delays travel to NHL bubble

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world (all times U.S. Eastern):___1:45 p.m. 10:45 a.m.French soccer club Guingamp said on Sunday that one of its staff members has tested positive for the coronavirus.The Brittany-based club said on Twitter that the squad’s activities were immediately suspended, and Guingamp is working with local health authorities on implementing the agreed protocol. Local newspaper Ouest-France reported earlier this week that a player at the second-tier side had also tested positive for the coronavirus.French clubs have resumed training and are playing friendly matches ahead of the new season. The Latest: Lightning player delays travel to NHL bubble The second division starts on Aug. 22.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman won’t travel with the team to the NHL’s Eastern Conference “secure zone” in Toronto because of a personal matter. General manager Julien BriseBois said Hedman will go from his home to the rink and back and avoid the general public in Florida this week before joining his teammates.Hedman will undergo coronavirus testing daily, which is the protocol players, coaches and staff must follow in Toronto and the Western Conference hub city of Edmonton, Alberta. He’s expected to be able to practice upon arrival and play in Tampa Bay’s first playoff game Aug. 3.“He came to me and asked if we could grant him a few more days in Tampa to tend to a personal matter, so we worked out a protocol for him to be able to do that,” BriseBois said. “We’re just delaying his arrival.”___ July 26, 2020 Associated Press last_img read more