West Nile infections are occurring early in North AmericaBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7453.1397 (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1397
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
The United States is seeing West Nile virus infections earlier than usual. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reported two cases in humans—:one in Arizona and one in New Mexico—:and avian, animal, or mosquito infections in 17 states by 1 June. Last year more than 260 people died from the disease in the United States.
ProMedmail.org, a service of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, said West Nile virus was now widespread throughout the United States and …