The National Digest

New data Reveals That West Nile Virus Cases Rose in the United States in 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were 2,647 cases of west nile virus across the nation in 2018.

Officials at the CDC say 167 people died as a result of the mosquito-borne illness last year.

Overall, there were 2,647 reported cases of West Nile Virus.

The CDC recommends that individuals apply and re-apply insect repellent before any outdoor activity.

They also suggest you wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants to avoid mosquito bites.

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