2000 - West Nile fever in Israel
22 September 2000
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 19 September, the Ministry of Heath in Israel has reported 151 cases of West Nile fever with 76 cases hopitalized and 12 deaths.
The Ministry of Health is implementing control measures which include air and ground spraying the affected areas with insecticides, with particular attention to animal houses, ponds and mosquito breeding areas.