West Nile virus infection

What you need to know about this emerging threat

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Abstract

The most important aspects to remember about West Nile virus infection are summed up in the following points: West Nile virus is transmitted by bites from infected Culex species mosquitoes. Most infections do not result in serious illness. Encephalitis and serious morbidity and mortality are more likely to occur in elderly persons than in any other age-group. No effective antiviral treatment is available. Avoiding contact with mosquitoes is the key preventive measure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalPostgraduate Medicine
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

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West Nile virus
Virus Diseases
Culicidae
Culex
Encephalitis
Bites and Stings
Antiviral Agents
Age Groups
Morbidity
Mortality
Infection
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine(all)

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West Nile virus infection : What you need to know about this emerging threat. / Gelfand, Michael.

In: Postgraduate Medicine, Vol. 114, No. 1, 01.07.2003, p. 31-38.

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