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West Nile,

a province in Uganda where the virus was first discovered in 1937.
West Nile encephalitis virus - a Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae. Synonym(s): West Nile virus
West Nile fever - a febrile illness caused by West Nile virus, a member of the family Flaviviridae, and characterized by headache, fever, maculopapular rash, myalgia, lymphadenopathy, and leukopenia; spread by Culex mosquitoes.
West Nile virus - Synonym(s): West Nile encephalitis virus
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In 2016, Toronto Public Health reported 38 positive mosquito tests and 19 confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus.
Hirsh said he did not know where the man acquired West Nile virus.
Nationally, the annual incidence of both West Nile and La Crosse virus pediatric neuroinvasive disease dropped steadily through 2007 from a peak in 2003.
The [number of cases] reported thus far in 2012 is the highest number of West Nile virus disease cases reported to CDC through the second week in August since West Nile virus was first detected in the United States in 1999," wrote CDC's Kristen Nordlund in an email.
Symptoms include fever, headache, body ache and swollen lymph nodes but 80 percent of West Nile victims show no symptoms at all.
West Nile virus activity in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The crow found in a residential yard in the Gateway area of Springfield was the first of 16 birds checked this year in Lane County to test positive for the virus, said Tamara Wilhite, West Nile virus coordinator for Lane County Public Health.
In the new study, Murphy and his colleagues worked with researchers in Arizona and Colorado to analyze blood and spinal-fluid samples from 395 people in those states who had been infected with West Nile virus.
Despommier says that this same pattern is also discernible in recent West Nile outbreaks in Israel, South Africa and Romania.
The company introduced a vaccine line combining the original West Nile protection with additional protection against up to three strains of EEE.
On July 7, the first human case of the West Nile virus this year was confirmed in a 65-year-old avid outdoorsman from 0conee County in South Carolina, who contracted the disease from mosquito bites while fishing.

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