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Unformatted text preview: A reservoir host is a wild host population in which the virus can multiply Reservoir Hosts Wild birds, such as crows Migratory birds distribute and re-introduce West Nile virus into areas Role of other vertebrates not known. V West Nile Fever: US Outbreak Early August 1999: Die-offs of crows in areas surrounding Bronx Zoo Late August 1999: Human encephalitis in New York City and surrounding areas Horse deaths in Long Island Death of zoo birds: Flamingos, cormorants, bald eagle, snowy owl H West Nile Virus Spread V Human Cases: 2002 H To avoid WNV, avoid mosquitoes, by same methods as presented for encephalitis 2003: 9862 cases, 264 deaths 2004: 2151 cases, 68 deaths (as of Oct 2004)...
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course ENT 2004 taught by Professor Jrvoshell during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '07