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 activityUnited 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 counties731 counties in 43 statesin 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. 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.
Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, June 28, 2016â€¢12:05 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of purse and contents in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.â€¢12:27 a.m. Officers investigated possession of certain stimulants, possession of depressants and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1200 block Edgewood Drive, Wellington.â€¢12:40 a.m. Chase A. Biles, 27, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.â€¢8:43 a.m. Jeremy W. E. Corter, 29, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County arrest and detain order for probation violation.â€¢11:56 a.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 200 block S. Drexel, Wellington.â€¢12:05 p.m. Officers took a report of found insulin syringes in the 700 block W. Mill, Wellington.â€¢1:01 p.m. Jose C. Alvarez-Guzman, 39, Houston, Texas was issued a notice to appear for speeding 51 mph in a 40 mph zone and no valid driverâ€™s license.â€¢2:35 p.m. Charles B. Stearns, 68, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 32 mph in a 20mph zone.â€¢3:36 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.â€¢5:15 p.m. Stuart N. Shinliver, 40, Mayfield, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.â€¢5:25 p.m. James R. Givens, 66, Andale, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.â€¢9:58 p.m. Officers took a report of miscellaneous report in the 1100 block E. Harvey, Wellington.