West Nile Virus 2

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Science presentation on West Nile Virus.

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  • There is no vaccine, antibiotic, or antidote to help cure the the West Nile Virus.
  • A blood test may show a rising level of antibodies.
  • The virus is acquired by an animal being bitten by an infected mosquito.
  • Wear mosquito repellent.
  • I have learned that West Nile Virus comes from birds and not mosquitos and that it can cause immune system problems.
  • Sources: http://www.austincc.edu/microbio/2421b/wnv.htm http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/west_nile_virus /affected_species.jsp http://www.medicinenet.com/west_nile_encephalitis /article.htm http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/genQuestions.html http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/west- nile-virus/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20023076 http://www.uptodate.com/contents/west-nile-virus-infection -beyond-the-basics http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/
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