The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
They now report, CDC does, over 1,000 cases nationally, most are in Texas.
The number of cases so far this year is the highest recorded through August since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999. As of August 21, 38 states had reported human infections. The cases reported to the CDC total 1,118, including 41 deaths.
You may wonder how the West Nile disease made it to America, in 1991. Just ask yourself what was going on in 1991 in the Middle East. Either by accident, or by design, it likely came from the 1990 Iraq War. The Persian Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991). Easy peasy.
“The peak of West Nile virus epidemics usually occurs in mid-August, but it takes a couple of weeks for people to get sick, go to the doctor and get reported,”
… said Dr. Lyle Petersen, the director of the CDC’s Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Division.
“Thus we expect many more cases to occur.”
Petersen said that the reason for the high number of cases this year is unclear, but that unusually warm weather could have fostered favorable conditions for the disease’s transfer to humans.
About 75% of the cases are in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Dakota and Oklahoma. Texas has been at the epicenter of the outbreak, with 586 confirmed cases and 21 deaths, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The most effective answer, DDT which annihilates mosquitoes, and causes liberals all sorts of problems. Afterall the DDT scare was deigned to keep people in cities, where liberals could more easily manage them, and CONTROL people, whose very presence soils the natural countryside.
Malaria has become such a problem ikn Africa, that now bed clothes soaked in DDT have been allowed in Africa. Inside only. Malaria in Africa is killing about 1,5 million people annually, and rising. Most are black children under the age of 5, are the victims.