A dangerous disease is on the rise.

FOX News Radio's Joy Piazza reports in today's "Housecall for Health"...

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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.