More than 120 people have been killed by the fruit fly that has been killing people in the United States for more than a decade, including three people in California, according to a report released Wednesday.
In addition to the two deaths in California and two more in Texas, more than 100 people have died in Florida, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The death toll comes after the fruit flies were reported to have been circulating in the air in at least four states in May and June, according a report by the Florida Department of Health.
The Florida Department said it had received reports of the insect in the state since the beginning of that month.
In the last week of June, Florida officials said they had identified more than 10 cases of the disease and notified authorities of three new cases.
Florida’s health department issued a statement saying that more than half of the state’s health departments had responded to requests for help with cases, and that the department had identified nearly 70 people with the disease.
Officials have reported cases of H. pestis and H. rostrum to the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Protection, but have not yet identified any new cases, said Marylou Ryan, a spokeswoman for the Florida health department.
In addition to Florida, states including Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina have reported new cases in recent days.
Officials in Texas said they have received two additional reports of H-pestis in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but said there is no known link to any health concerns.
A Florida Department Department of Agriculture report from last week identified at least two new cases of a different type of H2S-carrying disease in the San Diego area, a state official said Wednesday.
Officials said in March that at least 12 people in Texas had tested positive for the new strain of H1N1.
The state also said that two more people in New Mexico have tested positive.
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Food Safety Foundation have reported that H-infected fruit flies are found in at the state level, with one in the Austin area, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The news outlet also said it received two cases of new cases from the Austin region in April.
The first was in an apartment complex in Austin.
In May, another Texas resident had a H-fly in her apartment, the News reported, citing the Austin Police Department.
Officials from the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement that they have tested about 60,000 people with H1Ns in the Lone Star State.
Officials said that many of those tested have tested negative for the disease, and some have had the virus return after they were vaccinated against it.
In a statement Wednesday, the Texas Health and Human Services Department said the agency is currently monitoring the outbreak closely.
The department said it is “currently in the process of isolating H1-N1 in the human population, but it has not found any evidence of transmission of the virus to the general public.”