West Nile virus: round five

Weir, Erica; Shapiro, Howard
May 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/25/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 11, p1669
Academic Journal
Provides information on West Nile virus (WNV) and the recommended clinical management and prevention of such infection. Significance of the understanding of epizootic diseases to the epidemiology of the disease; Ecological condition when the WNV activity erupts; Qualities of culicine mosquitoes which makes it the most important carrier of the virus; Reasons for corvids to be the best indicator species although a number of native North American bird species and mammals have been identified as having WNV infection; Result of seroprevalence studies conducted in WNV infected sites.


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