West Nile http://wwno.org en 39 new West Nile cases adds up to 215 total in Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/39-new-west-nile-cases-adds-215-total-louisiana <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The number of West Nile virus infections in Louisiana has reached 215, with 39 new cases reported this past week.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">No new deaths were added in the latest report. The death toll from the virus so far this year stands at 10.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:09:26 +0000 The Associated Press 20153 at http://wwno.org Worst Of West Nile Epidemic Appears To Be Over http://wwno.org/post/worst-west-nile-epidemic-appears-be-over The numbers for West Nile virus cases <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm">continue to rise</a>, up 35 percent in the last week. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is confident the nation has turned the corner on its worst-ever epidemic of West Nile virus disease.<p>"Based on historical data, in most of the country the epidemic probably peaked around the end of August," the CDC's <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/media/subtopic/sme/petersen.htm">Lyle Petersen</a> told reporters in a teleconference Wednesday. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Richard Knox 19902 at http://wwno.org Vet: horses need encephalitis vaccination http://wwno.org/post/vet-horses-need-encephalitis-vaccination <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Lake Charles veterinarian says he has seen more than a dozen cases of Eastern equine encephalitis in the past three weeks — and the only horses that are still alive are the two that were vaccinated.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:56:37 +0000 The Associated Press 19273 at http://wwno.org