West Nile virus up in 2005

Everson, Kristen
January 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/3/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
This article reports on the increase in the number of deaths from West Nile virus in Canada in 2005. According to Mike Drebot, head of Health Canada's Viral Zoonoses Section of the Canadian Centre for Human and Animal Health, the increase was likely due to hotter weather. The Public Health Agency of Canada reported 12 deaths and 172 confirmed human cases of the virus as of October 29.


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