Arizona Approaching Yearly Record For West Nile Deaths

Published: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:21am
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Arizona so far this year has tied its record high number of deaths from West Nile virus.

Sixteen people have died of the disease this year, with more than 150 reported cases in the state. The vast majority of those cases have been in Maricopa County.

To talk about why there have been so many cases, The Show spoke with Jessica Rigler, an assistant director at the Arizona Department of Health Services.

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