Public Health

CDC: 41 West Nile-Related Deaths Last Week

1181 cases reported last week; there were 693, and 26 deaths, the week before

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The number of West Nile virus cases in the U.S. jumped dramatically in one week, increasing to 1,118, with 41 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

The report marks a substantial increase from last week's tally of 693 cases and 26 deaths.