west nile

Public Health New Mexico
4:33 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Heavy Rains Bring Worries Of West Nile Virus

This map shows the incidence of human West Nile virus by state for 2013.
Credit Centers for Disease Control

With heavy rainfall still drenching parts of the Southwest, health officials are warning that mosquito populations could increase, and more mosquitoes could mean more West Nile Virus.

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Poverty and Public Health
4:32 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

West Nile Virus Cases Up Across Southwest

Map of United States West Nile virus activity, 2012
Credit CDC / CDC

West Nile virus cases in the Southwest are up from previous years, according to new 2012 statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control.
First discovered in New York around 1999, the West Nile virus traveled west, carried by birds and mosquitoes, eventually hitting the Southwest.

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