West Nile Virus

By Cody duchman

Infectious disease/Symptoms

Infectious Disease:West nile virus is an actual disease not a nickname.West nile virus is an arthropod-borne virus(arbovirus). Since 1999,an estimated 700,000 people in the united states have become ill due to west nile virus infection.Not only humans get west nile virus,but animals due to.Symptoms:Some symptoms are chills,fevers,headaches,muscle weakness,nausea,and vomiting-which disappear within a few days.There are no stages on how serious the west nile virus infection is.

Transmission/Prevention and Treatment

Transmission:The virus spreads between organisms by:

  • Blood Transfusions
  • Organ Transplant
  • Exposure in a laboratory setting
  • From mother to fetus which includes(Pregnancy,Delivery,or Breast Feeding)
Prevention and Treatment:No vaccine or specific antiviral treatments for west nile virus infection are available.Ways to prevent west nile virus from spreading are,over-the-counter pain relievers,which can be used to reduce fever and relieve some symptoms.In severe cases,patients often need to be hospitalized to recieve supportive treatment ,such as intravenous fluids,pain medication and nursing care.More ways to stop west nile virus by spreading are by using repellents containing DEET,Picaridin,IR3535,and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-methane-diol products provide longer lasting protection.


Did you know that West nile virus is related to Yellow fever



Name:West nile virus

By: Robbert Gerrick


City were the book was published:Brazil

Web Resource:


name of website:CDC


Name of website:KIDS HEALTH


Name of website:NIH