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West Nile cases in Md exceed last year

September 1st, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) continues to track cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) statewide. Since the first locally acquired WNV human case was reported on August 18, a total of 13 human cases have been reported in Maryland, exceeding the six cases reported in all of 2014. Since human WNV activity was first reported in Maryland in 2001, an average of 19 cases have been reported each year, with peak activity in 2003 (73 cases) and 2012 (47 cases). In addition to the human cases reported to date in 2015, WNV also has been detected in mosquitoes and horses in Maryland this year.

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