Major concerns over West Nile around nation; NJ spared

Figures released by the Center for Disease Control show that while other parts of the country have had serious cases of West Nile virus this summer, New Jersey has not.

With 693 cases of West Nile virus in 32 states this summer, New Jersey's Health Department reports only one case this year, a 19-year-old from Monmouth County.

A major effort to spray Dallas, Tex. is happening today after 14 people died from the virus this summer.

West Nile can be very dangerous for the elderly or very young. Symptoms include fever, stiff neck and in some cases it can lead to encephalitis, which is swelling of the brain.

Last year, the Department of Health reported seven cases of West Nile virus.

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