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American Society of Microbiology

FAQ: West Nile Virus, July 2013

image of FAQ cover with mosquito
  • Where does the virus come from? How is it spread?
  • Can we predict when and where outbreaks will occur?
  • What factors determine how sick a person will become if they are infected with West Nile virus?

To help answer the many questions people have about this multi-faceted virus, the American Academy of Microbiology has issued a new report entitled FAQ: West Nile Virus.

Video: Microbes After Hours

Published on May 7, 2013
2012 saw a surge of West Nile Virus infections, particularly in the central United States. What exactly is West Nile Virus and why do outbreaks occur?
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