West Nile Virus
Surveillance Program

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The Nebraska Department Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health has developed these Web pages to track and help prevent the spread of West Nile virus (WNV).

      2014 SURVEILLANCE DATA

Total Clinical Cases Annual Comparisons

Rate per 100K 2002-2011.pdfWNV Human Cases, Average Annual Rate per 100K, 2002-2013

YEAR

CASES

DEATHS

2014

2013

2012

36

226

193

0

5

4

​2011 ​29 ​0
​2010 ​39 ​2
2009 52 0
2008 47 1
2007 163 4
2006 264 2
2005 188 5
2004 53 0
2003 1,994 27
2002 174 7

Surveillance Efforts
DHHS surveillance efforts include trapping mosquitoes, collecting dead birds and testing for human infection.  The Nebraska Department of Agriculture investigates any possible cases involving horses.  All human cases are investigated by the DHHS and the Local Public Health Departments.

Citizen Involvement
The Nebraska WNV Surveillance Program relies on Nebraska citizens to report dead birds for testing.

Fight The Bite Fight
The Bite
Submitting Dead Birds

VIDEO
Watch a PSA that shows how to prevent West Nile virus and explains the risks of the disease.

West Nile virus PSA in English
RealPlayer video  (33 sec.)

West Nile virus PSA in Spanish
RealPlayer video  (33 sec.)

(must have RealOnePlayer)


Current National Data

Arboviral Activity Update

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