Mosquito & Tick Borne
Diseases

99 Cases of West Nile in 2013* (US)

West Nile
Virus

The West Nile virus (a flavivirus) is an infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Researchers believe West Nile virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then bites a person. Avoiding exposure to mosquitoes is the best way to combat West Nile virus.

 

The CDC also recommends doing the following to reduce your risk of mosquito bites:

  • Use repellents with deet
  • Wear long sleeves and pants where mosquitoes are prevalent

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Source: CDC.gov (http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/prevention/index.html)
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West Nile Symptoms

If you become infected, you may experience no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms, such as fever and mild headache. However, some infected people can develop more severe conditions like encephalitis or meningitis.

This is provided for your information only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Should you have any symptoms or concerns, please contact your doctor.

West Nile Symptoms

Source: CDC.gov (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/clinicians/clindesc.htm)
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West Nile Activity

West Nile Activity

Data as of August 13, 2013. For most up to date information visit CDC.gov

Source: USGS (http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/wnv_us_human.html)
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West Nile Cases

Mosquitoes carry the highest amounts of virus in the early fall, which is why the rate of the disease increases in late August to early September. The risk of disease decreases as the weather becomes colder and mosquitoes die off.

Source: CDC.gov (http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/resources/pdfs/cummulative/99_2012_NeuroInvasivebyWeekOfOnset.pdf)
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Learn More About West Nile Virus

Mayo Clinic—West Nile Definition

www.mayoclinic.com/health/west-nile-virus/DS00438

USGS Disease Maps

http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/wnv_us_human.html

US Centers for Disease Control—West Nile Fact Sheet

www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/wnv_factsheet.htm

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