TITLE

West Nile fever heads north

AUTHOR(S)
Weir, Erica
PUB. DATE
October 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/03/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 7, p878
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the introduction of the West Nile fever in North America. Description of West Nile fever which is a mosquito-borne illness; Symptoms of the fever which include mild fever and headache; Suggestion that surveillance, individual risk reduction, mosquito larval mapping and control, and adult mosquito control is key to prevention.
ACCESSION #
3603626

 

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