he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that there are a reported 1,590 cases of West Nile virus in the U.S. — a spike of more than 40 percent in just one week. So far, 66 people have died from the mosquito-borne illness. Officials predicted the number of cases would increase through the fall. "This increase is not unexpected," said the CDC's Dr. Lyle R. Petersen. "In fact, the total numbers will continue to rise through October."
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