|Written by Mark Lineberger|
|Thursday, 12 July 2012 00:00|
It’s no longer a new phenomenon. West Nile virus is seemingly here to stay for the foreseeable future.
The virus, first isolated in Africa in the 20th century, made its way to the United States in 1999.
While symptoms include fever, chills, sweating, weakness and nausea and can last for weeks, the disease has been fatal in humans on occasion.
The virus, after its initial appearance in North America, didn’t take long to make its way to Arizona.
Once again, the virus has been discovered in an infected mosquito in Camp Verde, according to Yavapai County Community Health Services.
“West Nile virus is found every year, and two years ago Arizona had the second highest number of WNV cases in the country,” said David McAtee, spokesman for YCCHS.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 11, edition of The Camp Verde Journal or the Cottonwood Journal Extra.
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