Increase in West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease after Hurricane Katrina
Published Date:May 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(5):804-807.
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (U.S.)
Central Nervous System Viral Diseases
West Nile Fever
West Nile Virus
Description:After Hurricane Katrina, the number of reported cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND) sharply increased in the hurricane-affected regions of Louisiana and Mississippi. In 2006, a >2-fold increase in WNND incidence was observed in the hurricane-affected areas than in previous years.
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