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Brand new information now on the deadly West Nile Virus outbreak impacting states across the country.
Government reports showed a number of new cases rising despite efforts to contain mosquitoes that are spreading the virus.
More than a third of all cases being reported.
Are in Texas Casey Stegall is live for us in Dallas and -- the numbers don't look good.
-- John they don't the number of infections continues to climb as you're saying and a new death has been reported here in Dallas County just in the last week the death told continues to go up on this and really Dallas has been considered the epicenter for this outbreak take a look at the map and you can see all of the numbers that we're talking about from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 3100.
Human cases now -- West Nile Virus have been reported across the US.
More than 12100.
Of those here in the lone star state.
You can see Mississippi Michigan Oklahoma and Louisiana are the top five states now with the highest concentration of cases.
People have died in this country fifty of those victims in taxes.
Making this the deadliest west Nile outbreak in US history.
The virus of course spread to humans who were bitten by infected mosquitoes.
This elderly and children are typically most at risk but this with this particular outbreak the doctors noticed something extremely alarming -- and that is relatively healthy people in their thirties.
Forties and fifties have contracted the virus there is by the way no vaccine at no cure.
For west Nile John the story of young people are at risk that's got to be a real headache a real fright for schools and universities in America.
-- which is why some of them are taking precautions there's -- school district down near San Antonio for example that sprayed its playground for mosquitoes some athletic directors are limiting outdoor activity like.
Evening football practice time when mosquitoes are most active and Texas a and M university down in College Station.
Fog in parts of campus after infected mosquitoes were found.
Now we should tell you that none of the 51000.
Students at a and M have been infected but the Health Department does not want to take any chances.
-- -- So much rubber bullets and whatnot and standing puddles of water stagnant water probably just overall good idea this -- this -- but it's a they're taking action to get a -- spring there at Texas a and M also communities continue to have aerial spraying and ground spraying in some of the areas.
Hardest hit by this epidemic John you've been on for us Casey Stegall and --
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