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West Nile Virus Plagues States Across America

West Nile

First Posted: 08/24/11 02:43 PM ET Updated: 10/24/11 06:12 AM ET

The International Business Times:

West Nile virus, a disease transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird, has plagued certain states and sent some residents running for EPA-registered insect repellent. Health officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say about one in 150 people infected with West Nile virus will develop severe illness.

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