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West Nile Virus Transmission Cycle

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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Current as of August 10, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: August 10, 2012
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