Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
West Nile Virus (WNV): Biodefense and Epidemiological Tracking
West Nile Virus May Be New Deadly Strain, USGS Tells Congress: Recent crow die-offs suggest the West Nile virus which emerged in New York in late August could be more deadly to North American bird species than to species in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, where the virus is normally found, a USGS scientist reported today at a congressional field hearing held in Connecticut by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. -- December 14, 1999, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey:
* Currently, WNV maps are updated each Week to reflect surveillance reports released by state and local health departments to the CDC Arbonet system for public distribution. Map shows the distribution of avian, animal, or mosquito infection during 2003 with number of human cases if any, by state. If West Nile virus infection is reported to CDC Arbonet in any area of a state, that entire state is shaded accordingly. Click here to visit the CDC West Nile Virus Statistics, Surveillance, and Control web site.
Click here for West Nile Virus in North America Map: From CDC and Health Canada Data as of 26 November 2002. - Joseph P. Dudley, U.S. Army Environmental Programs Directorate.
Researchers continue to monitor and test birds and mosquitoes throughout the United States for evidence of the virus. 2002 Statistics(Cornell: Environmental Risk Analysis Program):
2002-2003 Progression of Spread
U.S. Bird Map
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