West Nile virus causes a viral disease and is spread by mosquitoes. The condition ranges from mild to severe.
(Alternative Names: Encephalitis – West Nile; Meningitis – West Nile)
Symptoms may occur 1 to 14 days after becoming infected. Mild disease, generally called West Nile fever, may cause some or all of the following symptoms:
These symptoms usually last for 3 to 6 days, but may last a month.
More severe forms of the disease are called West Nile encephalitis or West Nile meningitis, depending on what part of the body is affected. The following symptoms can occur, and need prompt attention:
West Nile virus was first identified in 1937 in Uganda in eastern Africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in New York. Since then, the virus has spread throughout the US.
Researchers believe the West Nile virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then bites a person.
Mosquitoes carry the highest amounts of the virus in the late summer and early fall, which is why more people get the disease in late August to early September. As the weather becomes colder and mosquitoes die off, there are fewer cases of the disease.
Although many people are bitten by mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus, most do not know they have been infected.
Risk factors for developing a more severe form of West Nile virus include:
Conditions that weaken the immune system, such as
West Nile virus may also be spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants. An infected mother can spread the virus to her child through breast milk.
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The best way to prevent West Nile virus infection is to avoid mosquito bites: