West Nile Virus Transmission Cycle

West Nile virus transmission cycle

Illustration copyright 2005. Adapted from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov

Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile virus when they bite infected birds. And then they may transmit the virus to humans and animals when they bite to take blood.

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Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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Current as ofMay 24, 2016

Current as of: May 24, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Leslie Tengelsen, PhD, DVM -