The incidence of West Nile Virus infection has skyrocketed this season within Arizona, with 15 deaths due to the disease in Maricopa County.

Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, the Maricopa County Public Health Department’s medical director for disease control, reports,”For whatever reason, Maricopa County seems to be the West Nile virus hot spot this season, and we honestly don’t know why. It is by far the most we’ve seen in the last decade. We’re so dry and you don’t think of us having a heavy mosquito population. … Something is going on, and we’re working with the CDC to figure it out.”

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