The emergence of west nile virus during a large outbreak in Illinois in 2002.

  title={The emergence of west nile virus during a large outbreak in Illinois in 2002.},
  author={Gregory D. Huhn and Connie Austin and Carl Langkop and Kate Kelly and Roland Lucht and Richard Lampman and Robert A Novak and L. D. Haramis and Rosemary Boker and Stephanie L. Maatta Smith and Maria Chudoba and Susan B. Gerber and C. Mitchell Conover and Mark S. Dworkin},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={72 6},
In 2002, the world's largest outbreak of neuroinvasive West Nile virus (WNV) disease occurred. Illinois reported 21% of the total cases in the United States, the most among all states. The epidemiology of WNV in Illinois in 2002 was examined to determine factors associated with severe disease and death. A total of 884 cases were identified and there were 66 deaths. The overall attack rate of WNV infection was 7.1 per 100,000 population and this increased with age. The median ages of patients… CONTINUE READING
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