West Nile-Like Virus Confirmed In NY, Suspected in NJ, Conn.

Determined To Be The Cause Of Human And Equine Illnesses In New York City

For the first time, West Nile virus--or a new subtype of that virus--has been confirmed in humans and horses in the United States. The outbreak of encephalitis-like sickness in humans in New York City now has been verified as caused by West Nile virus. This is the first confirmed evidence

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