News
8:04 am
Thu August 23, 2012

West Nile In Ohio Not As Bad As In Other States

The Centers for Disease Control says the West Nile outbreak is one of the largest in the U.S, creating four times the usual number of cases for this time of year.

More than 11-hundred illnesses and 41 deaths have been reported. 400 cases were reported in the last week. Normally, fewer than 300 cases are reported by mid-August. Experts believe the mild winter, early spring and hot summer helped stimulate mosquito breeding and the spread of the virus. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports Ohio's current outbreak is *not* the worst ever.