West Nile cases rose sharply in 2006

first_img Counties that had the highest incidence of WNND cases were mainly in the west-central United States, with 9.9 cases per 100,000 people in Idaho, 4.9 per 100,000 in South Dakota, and 3.2 per 100,000 in North Dakota, according to the CDC. In today’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC reported a total of 4,261 cases of WNV disease in 2006, compared with 3,000 cases in 2005, for a 42% increase. The CDC looks at the number of WNND cases as the best indicator of human WNV disease trends, because health departments are more likely to report them, Mark Duffy, an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the CDC division of vector-borne diseases in Ft. Collins, Colo., told CIDRAP News. Compared to 2005, the number of WNND cases was up 14% in 2006. Among bird surveillance findings, the CDC said WNV infection has been identified in 300 species, including 11 in which the disease was identified for the first time in 2006. CDC. West Nile virus activity—United States, 2006. MMWR 2007 Jun 8;56(22):556-59 [Full text] One of the hot spots in 2006 was Idaho, which saw its WNND count jump from just 4 cases between 2003 and 2005 to 139 in 2006, which accounted for 9.3% of the national total, the CDC report said. Other states that had high WNND case counts were Texas, with 229, Illinois, 127, Louisiana, 91, and Mississippi, 89. WNV cases were reported in 23.3% of the nation’s counties—731 counties in 43 states—in 2006. The state of Washington reported the disease in humans for the first time. Past yearly WNV reports have shown that the incidence of WNND and death from WNND increase with age, particularly among those who are older than 60. In 2006 the median age for fatal WNND was 58, similar to previous years, the CDC said.center_img CDC’s West Nile virus sitehttp://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm Jun 7, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The number of illnesses related to West Nile virus (WNV) in the United States rose in 2006 for the second year in a row, after a dramatic decline in 2004, suggesting that the virus will remain endemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). See also: Of the 2006 cases, 34.9% (1,491) were West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND) (meningitis, encephalitis, or acute flaccid paralysis), the CDC said. Another 61.3% (2,612) of cases were West Nile fever, and 3.7% (158) were unspecified. There were 161 deaths among the WNND cases, the report said. With the lack of an effective human WNV vaccine, prevention of the disease continues to depend on community-level mosquito control and personal protection against mosquito bites, the report says. The agency said that about 140 cases of WNV infection occur for every case of WNND and about 80% of people who are infected never have symptoms. On that basis, the CDC estimated that the nation had a total of 208,700 cases of WNV infection in 2006, including 41,750 cases of West Nile fever.last_img read more

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Patrick Lee Deschaine, 65, Wellington: June 11, 1949 – May 10, 2015

first_imgPatrick DeschainePatrick Lee Deschaine, age 65, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away early Sunday morning, May 10, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS.Patrick was born on June 11, 1949 in Wellington, KS to Norman Leonard Deschaine and Mary Grace (Fisher) Deschaine.  Patrick was raised in Wellington and graduated from WHS with the Class of 1967.  He was also a graduate of Friends University.Patrick married Patricia Varner on July 5, 1969 in Wellington, KS at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Mabel L. Byers; two brothers-in-law, Carol Nuss and Kenny Adams.Survivors include his wife, Patricia of Wichita; three children, Ty Patrick Deschaine (Stacey) of Wichita, Ryan Patrick Deschaine (Andrea) of Kansas City, and Anne Wille (Mark) of Kansas City; nine grandchildren, Emily Wille Troxler (Ryan), Mitchell and Ella Grace Wille, Avery and Preston Patrick Deschaine, Ava, Charlie, Grace, and Livi Deschaine, and one great grandchild, Deacon Patrick Troxler; brothers, Terry Deschaine (Brenda), Jeff Deschaine (Shelly), sisters, Cindy Adams and Debbie Kimball (Ron) all of Wellington; brother-in-law, Kerby Varner (Linda) of Kansas City, sister-in-law, Bev Nuss of Wellington and brother-in-law, Dean Byers (Cheryl) of Wellington.Rosary will be held at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church on, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:00 A.M.  Father Dwight Birket will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.In honoring Patrick’s wishes, the casket will remain closed.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 9:00 – 6:30 P.M.  The family will be present to greet friends from 4:00 – 6:30 P.M.A memorial has been established with Make-A-Wish Foundation Kansas in honor of Preston Patrick Deschaine in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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