Sept 5 (Reuters) - The number of cases of West Nile virus
reported in the United States rose 25 percent in the latest
week, while the number of deaths from the mosquito-borne disease
jumped 32 percent, health officials said Wednesday.
The 1,993 cases reported so far in 2012, up from 1,590
reported the week before, is the highest number of West Nile
cases reported to federal health officials through the first
week in September since the disease was first detected in the
United States in 1999, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
A total of 87 people have now died from the disease compared
with 66 in the CDC's previous update one week ago.
(Reporting By Dan Burns; Editing by Vicki Allen)