West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is an infectious disease spread through mosquitoes. The Russian Government has issued a warning of this infection this autumn as mild temperature and heavy rainfall creates favorable conditions for the vectors to spread. The virus was first isolated in 1937 in a woman in the West Nile district in Uganda.
The viral infection spreads from birds to humans with the bite of an infected Culex mosquito. It can cause a deadly neurological disease in humans. There are usually no symptoms or mild symptoms. They include fever, headache, body ache, skin rash and swollen lymph glands.


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