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Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

MF2571 Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

by Ludek Zurek

  • Published Date: Mar 2003
  • Revision Date: Aug 2012

The female mosquito feeds on blood of an infected bird. Horses and people are infected by a bite from an infected mosquito. Less than 1 percent of people infected develop severe illness. Most mosquito bites do not lead to WNV infection. WNV cannot be transmitted from person-to-person or animal-to-person. 8 p.

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