reference : Estimated cumulative incidence of West Nile virus infection in US adults, 1999-2010

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Abstract West Nile virus (WNV) was first recognized in the USA in 1999. We estimated the cumulative incidence of WNV infection in the USA from 1999 to 2010 using recently derived age- and sex-stratified ratios of infections to WNV neuroinvasive disease (WNND) and the number of WNND cases reported to national surveillance. We estimate that over 3 million persons have been infected with WNV in the USA, with the highest incidence rates in the central plains states. These 3 million infections would have resulted in about 780 000 illnesses. A substantial number of WNV infections and illnesses have occurred during the virus' first decade in the USA.
Author Petersen, L. R.; Carson, P. J.; Biggerstaff, B. J.; Custer, B.; Borchardt, S. M.; Busch, M. P.
DOI 10.1017/S0950268812001070
Date Mar
ISSN 1469-4409
Issue 03
Journal Epidemiology & Infection
Keywords Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Female; Humans; Incidence; Male; Middle Aged; United States/epidemiology; West Nile Fever/*epidemiology; *West Nile virus; Young Adult
Notes Petersen, L R Carson, P J Biggerstaff, B J Custer, B Borchardt, S M Busch, M P eng R01-CI-000214/CI/NCPDCID CDC HHS/ RC2-HL-101632/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/ Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural England 2012/05/30 06:00 Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Mar;141(3):591-5. doi: 10.1017/S0950268812001070. Epub 2012 May 28.
Pages 591-595
Title Estimated cumulative incidence of West Nile virus infection in US adults, 1999-2010
Volume 141
Year 2013
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