Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First West Nile fatality in Arkansas reported

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:37 PM

An Arkansan has died of the West Nile virus, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

The West Nile outbreak this year is on its way to becoming the worst in history, an official with the CDC said today. More than 1,100 cases have been reported in 38 states.

The Arkansas Department of Health said that 15 cases of the virus have been reported in the state.

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