CDC: West Nile Virus is Spreading Quickly
There have been more mosquitoes than usual this summer in Minnesota, and now there’s a growing concern about the disease they may carry.
The Centers for Disease Control says West Nile Virus is spreading faster than it has in years. Yesterday, nationwide, there are almost 700 cases and 28 deaths. USA Today reports last week there were 390 cases and eight deaths.
A mild winter and several spring rains allowed the mosquito population to build early.
The first human case of West Nile this year was in a St. Louis County man in May after he went to south-central Minnesota.