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West Nile Virus in 2005

CDC Reports West Nile Virus Cases for 2005

The number of reported cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) was slightly higher in 2005 than in 2004, but less than 30% of the cases in 2003. As of January 2006, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists 2,819 cases of WNV for 2005. Forty-two percent of cases exhibited symptoms of meningitis or encephalitis, and there were 105 deaths.

West Nile Virus Cases by Year, U.S. (Source CDC):
Year Total Reported Cases Deaths
2005
2819
105
2004
2539
98
2003
9862
264
2002
4156
284

 

Map of 2005 WNV Cases by State (Source CDC):

CDC map of west nile virus cases for 2005

 

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