West Nile Virus

Andres Estrada


The causes and transmission of the West Nile Virus are : mosquitoes feed on infected bird. It transmits humans and animals by biting them. It cannot be passed from person to person, animal to animal or animal to person.


The organ systems it effects is: Nervous systems, the bloodstream and the brain(can cause encephalitis, which swells your brain).


The symptoms of the West Nile are: flu- like symptoms-headaches, fever, body aches, skin rash and swollen glands.

You can also get Encephalitis and the symptoms for that are- high fever,stiff neck, you become disoriented and can have convulsions.


There is no treatment for this disease but for Encephalitis you can get hospital care.

Make sure there are screens on doors and windows, wear long sleeves and long pants. Also keep standing water away from your house. Stay inside early mornings and late at night.


Some statistics of the West Nile Virus are: 1% of mosquitoes are infected. Less than 1% of people who get bit get seriously sick, Also there are 47 states and the District of Columbia reported the virus.


The location of the West Nile Are in the Middle East, Africa, Western Asia, Europe and North America in the 1990's.


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