This is the worst year ever since records have been kept on West Nile Virus starting in 1999 according to the Centers for Disease Control. The disease was first reported in New York and originated in Uganda.
The numbers aren’t looking good. They seem to on the rise and increasing. 400 new cases were reported just last week.
In comparison to a good year, on average only 300 cases are reported for the entire year, so this outbreak is definitely something to keep note off.
Wear bug repellent and try to avoid mosquitoes in the early morning and late afternoon.
Scientists are concerned the virus may be mutating. It takes 3 to 14 days to tell if you have been infected from a mosquito bite.