CDC: U.S. West Nile cases up 40% from last week

The government has just released startling numbers of West Nile cases across the nation.So far this year, 1,590 cases of West Nile virus have been

WOODBURY - The government has just released startling numbers of West Nile cases across the nation.So far this year, 1,590 cases of West Nile virus have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control. There have been 66 fatalities as a result of the virus, including one on Long Island.West Nile cases are up 40 percent from just last week, and officials predict the number could climb through October.Ground spraying will continue in both Nassau and Suffolk tonight.Nassau, Suffolk continue with West Nile spraying3rd case of West Nile confirmed on Long IslandOfficials confirm 1st death connected to West Nile virus in Nassau

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