New Jersey DOH Vector-borne surveillance report, week 35

Official Message No.:104537-9-9-2021-PHUP
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Please find attached the NJDOH vector-borne surveillance report for week 35. Report highlights: West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in 30 mosquito pools so far this week and to date, 628 pools have tested positive for WNV. WNV activity in mosquitoes remains above 5-year averages. To date, there have been 3 confirmed WNV cases (1 fatality) reported in Camden, Essex, and Gloucester: 4 probable cases in Bergen, Burlington, Passaic, and Somerset counties awaiting confirmatory testing, and 1 asymptomatic viremic blood donor reported in Burlington County. The probable case reported previously in Union County was not confirmed. 17 pools have tested positive for EEE in southern N.J., which is higher than the same period in 2020, but is consistent with 5-year averages. There have been no EEE human cases and 3 EEE horse cases reported in 2021. One additional Jamestown Canyon Virus mosquito pool was detected in Gloucester County in week 35, for a total of 4 positive pools this year. Previous reports can be accessed anytime on our website at:

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