West Nile virus http://wrkf.org en The High Cost Of Treating People Hospitalized With West Nile Virus http://wrkf.org/post/high-cost-treating-people-hospitalized-west-nile-virus Fifteen years ago an unwelcome viral visitor entered the U.S., and we've been paying for it ever since.<p>The U.S recorded its first case of West Nile virus back in 1999. Since then, the disease has spread across the lower 48 states and cost the country around $800 million, scientists <a href="http://www.ajtmh.org/content/early/2014/02/03/ajtmh.13-0206.full.pdf+html">reported</a> this week in the <em>American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene</em>.<p>The hefty bill works out to about $57 million a year. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:25:00 +0000 editor 22482 at http://wrkf.org The High Cost Of Treating People Hospitalized With West Nile Virus Record Number of West Nile Virus Cases http://wrkf.org/post/record-number-west-nile-virus-cases <div><span class="BodyCopy">Louisiana's worst year for West Nile virus in a decade continues into the fall season. On Friday the state Department of Health and Hospitals reported 12 new West Nile virus cases, and two more West Nile-related deaths.</span> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 2161 at http://wrkf.org