2002 - West Nile virus in the United States - Update 5
01 October 2002
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 30 September 2002, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arthropod Borne Viruses - Western Hemisphere, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 2 405 human cases of the West Nile virus, with 117 deaths occurring in 32 states and the District of Columbia. During 2002, West Nile virus activity (evidence of infections in birds, humans, mosquitoes, and other animals - primarily horses) has been documented in 42 states and the District of Columbia (see previous report).