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West is suffering its worst outbreak of West Nile Virus since the disease was confirmed in the country thirteen years ago.
The mosquito borne virus killing more than a hundred people so far just this year dozens of deaths in Texas alone.
Elizabeth Pratt is live in Atlanta with more.
CDC's there must be getting a lot of good information Elizabeth what's the latest -- Yes you're right in fact we now the numbers are gonna continue to -- experts say it's going to get worse before it get better in fact we thought significant -- in Louisiana perhaps stated stagnant water left over from hurricane I -- The Centers for Disease Control held at -- briefing this week -- Somebody who -- severe disease they may die a -- of mind.
You were even six months later after the initial illness.
So we will expect.
Even -- transmissions stopped tomorrow.
Which is not going to be the case but even if it did stop tomorrow we would expect the number of deaths to rise.
Now look at that magic needed to the epicenter really in the heart -- -- -- but every state reporting cases with the exception of Hawaii and a laugh out.
The BBC reporting at least for 2630.
Vick -- is a 118.
Of them fatal.
Other -- clever -- record numbers Louisiana South Dakota Mississippi as well as Oklahoma although expert can't nail down -- exact reason for the severity of the outbreak and and usually warm winner allowed in the Hedo to really -- you make during normally very cold night.
To battle the spreading virus many -- that take an aerial spraying those clubs opted out -- they're working and public awareness campaign telling people.
Stay inside during captain Don and protect yourself with bug spray.
-- -- -- Elizabeth thank you.
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