West Nile Virus Transmission Cycle

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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.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

Current as of: September 9, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease