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Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005

Perspective

Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics of West Nile Virus Disease

Edward B. Hayes*Comments to Author , Nicholas Komar*, Roger S. Nasci*, Susan P. Montgomery*, Daniel R. O'Leary*, and Grant L. Campbell*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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Table 1

Human West Nile virus disease cases by clinical syndrome, United States, 1999–2004*

Year Total cases Neuroinvasive cases West Nile fever cases Other clinical /unspecified Deaths
1999 62 59 3 0 7
2000 21 19 2 0 2
2001 66 64 2 0 9
2002 4,156 2,946 1,162 48 284
2003 9,862 2,866 6,830 166 264
2004*
2,539
1,142
1,269
128
100
Total 16,706 7,096 9,268 342 666

*Reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of June 8, 2005.

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