Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 10th, 2004
The 9006 cases of the mosquito-borne virus last year were more than double the 4156 cases in 2002, although officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the larger number of cases may reflect more testing.
CDC officials still consider 2002 to be the worst year for the United States because of 284 deaths and 2944 cases of severe brain damage. Last year, 220 people died and 2695 suffered severe neurological disease, the CDC said.
The agency has...
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