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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