Housecall for Health: West Nile Cases Rising

A dangerous disease is on the rise.

FOX News Radio’s Joy Piazza reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”…

Cases of severe West Nile virus are on the rise.

The CDC released statistics for 2010, and found there were more than 1,000 cases of West Nile reported last year – and more than 600 of them were neuro-invasive.  That means the infected person developed a “severe” form of the disease.

In total, 57 people died from West Nile, including 54 who had neuro-invasive infections.  Common symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, body aches and fatigue.