West Nile virus

NOUN
  1. the flavivirus that causes West Nile encephalitis
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How To Use West Nile virus In A Sentence

  • Birds carrying West Nile virus have already been found in this country and tests are under way to find out if mosquitoes which could infect humans are harbouring the disease.
  • During 2000 and 2001, West Nile virus spread rapidly through the South and Midwest, establishing enzootic activity in 28 states.
  • Humans can contract the disease when bitten by mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus.
  • Three of them apparently had developed encephalitis, which is a swelling of the brain, the most serious complication of West Nile Virus, and the fourth apparently has mild illness. CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2002
  • Now that the mosquitoes are buzzing again I want something to reduce the threat of West Nile Virus.
  • West Nile virus is a flavivirus within the Japanese encephalitis serocomplex, which includes St Louis encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue fever.
  • This is especially important around the equestrian centre where horses could be in danger of contracting the West Nile virus carried by mozzies.
  • What projects would they confect after rambling about the place where outbreaks of three infectious diseases for instance, the West Nile virus in 1999 were alleged to have started; where wild animals are killed on sight but a habitat for several bird species is nevertheless supported; and where the serial killer Hannibal Lecter would have enjoyed a brief respite from his incarceration but one which he sneeringly rejected? 101 Plum Islands
  • West Nile Virus is found mainly in birds, though it is also found in horses and other mammals.
  • Birds carrying West Nile virus have already been found in this country and tests are under way to find out if mosquitoes which could infect humans are harbouring the disease.
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