West Nile virus in the US: 20 years ago in NYC

By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews

20 years ago this summer, West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in the Western Hemisphere, specifically in New York City.

Today, WNV is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States with some 50,000 human cases reported to date.

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In today’s show, I go over some early history of WNV, the story of Dr. Deborah Asnis in Queens and a look at the numbers, including what has happened early in 2019.

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