Louisiana health officials said West Nile virus just about everywhere.
Gov. Mike Foster has declared a statewide emergency, after health officials confirmed the West Nile virus has infected 58 residents -- killing four of them.
They also said the potentially deadly virus has spread to virtually every part of the state, including New Orleans.
Mosquitoes spread the virus from infected birds to humans, who can then develop deadly swelling of the brain. Most people develop only flu-like symptoms and some don't get sick at all. Humans can't pass the virus to others.
Foster is hoping his emergency declaration will bring in federal money to fight the nation's second-worst epidemic of West Nile. Local communities are using their money for mosquito-spraying much faster than usual.
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Source: www.vdh.state.va.us contributed to this report
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