Nearly 220 people died in 2012 in the United States from West Nile

The number of Americans who died in 2012 from West Nile, was 219 people, said on Wednesday, Reuters, referring to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Previously reported 147 deaths from this disease.

Total U.S. government reported 4.725 cases of thousands of people in the country of West Nile fever. Previously received data about 3.545 thousand patients.

West Nile fever — a viral disease, which is a vector of mosquitoes. Characterized by inflammation of the meninges, the system mucous and enlarged lymph nodes. The virus is primarily exposed to birds, humans and many mammals. Most of the symptoms of the disease coincide with the symptoms of regular flu. But people with this disease suffer from mosquitoes and birds.

For the year 2011 in the United States revealed 712 cases, 43 have died. In 2003 he was put sad record — West Nile Virus in the United States get sick almost 10 thousand people, 264 of them died.

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