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.
(New York, NY) — Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is clearing up confusion about her 60 second moment on night two of the Democratic National Convention. She nominated Bernie Sanders, who threw his support behind Joe Biden in April. Immediately after, she tweeted “If you were confused, no worries!” She says she was asked to second the nomination for Sanders for roll call. She offered her deepest congratulations to Biden ending with “let’s go win in November.”You waited several hours to correct your obvious and blatantly misleading tweet.It sparked an enormous amount of hatred and vitriol, & now the misinfo you created is circulating on other networks.All to generate hate-clicks from a pre-recorded, routine procedural motion. https://t.co/crDlEymgMD— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 19, 2020
MORE: Six scenarios for final College Football Playoff rankingsIf Virginia (9-3, 6-2 ACC) does secure a win, it would be its second historic win in as many weeks. The Cavaliers took down in-state rival Virginia Tech 39-27 last Friday to capture its first Commonwealth Clash victory since 2003 after a string of 15 consecutive losses to the Hokies.Saturday’s task will be even taller: Clemson (12-0, 8-0 ACC) is the reigning national champion behind a star quarterback-running back duo in Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne, pairing with the nation’s best defense, which allows just 10.1 points per contest. The Tigers haven’t lost since Jan. 1, 2018 when the Tigers fell to Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Sugar Bowl. Below is all the info you need to watch Clemson vs. Virginia on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channel and a full championship week college football schedule.What channel is Clemson vs. Virginia on today?TV channel (national): ABCLive stream: WatchESPNThe ACC championship game between Clemson and Virginia will be broadcast nationally on ABC. One final matchup remains for ACC powers No. 3 Clemson and No. 23 Virginia before the two teams learn of their bowl destination on Sunday.The Tigers and Cavaliers are set to square off in the ACC championship game at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Clemson is looking to extend its domination in the ACC championship with its fifth straight title while Virginia is aiming to knock off Clemson for its first win in the event. Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay will handle the announcing duties. MORE: Full betting preview for ACC championship gameClemson vs. Virginia: What time is kickoff?Date: Saturday, Dec. 7Start time: 7:30 p.m. ETThe ACC championship game between Clemson and Virginia starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7. It is one of nine championship games that will be decided on Saturday. The ACC championship game will share the primetime spotlight with the Big Ten championship game between Ohio State and Wisconsin (8 p.m. ET). College football schedule Week 15Saturday, Dec. 7GameTime (ET)TV channelNo. 7 Baylor vs. No. 6 OklahomaNoonABCLouisiana-Lafayette vs. No. 21 Appalachian StateNoonESPNNo. 20 Cincinnati vs. No. 17 Memphis3:30 p.m.ABCNo. 4 Georgia vs. No. 2 LSU4 p.m.CBSHawai’i vs. No. 19 Boise State4 p.m.ESPNNo. 23 Virginia vs. No. 3 Clemson7:30 p.m.ABCNo. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 8 Wisconsin8 p.m.Fox