New Jersey DOH vector-borne surveillance report, week 37
- To date, there have been 16 WNV human cases reported in 10 counties. There are 3 confirmed cases (1 fatality) reported in Camden, Essex, and Gloucester; 13 probable cases in Bergen (2), Burlington (3), Camden (3), Middlesex (1), Monmouth (1), Ocean (1), Passaic (1), and Somerset (1) counties, awaiting confirmatory testing; and 2 asymptomatic viremic blood donors reported in Burlington and Monmouth counties. In a typical year, there are 8 human WNV cases reported.
- West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in 38 mosquito pools so far this week and to date, 839 pools have tested positive for WNV. WNV activity this season has exceeded 5-year averages and has been detected in all counties except Salem. WNV has also been detected in 6 birds.
- 21 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. The variety of mosquito species that have tested positive, however, is of concern. There have been no EEE human cases but 3 EEE positive horse cases reported in 2021.
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