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West Nile virus (WNV)

West Nile virus (WNV) is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

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Organism

West Nile virus (WNV)

Although it first appeared in the U.S. in 1999, within 5 years WNV had established itself as endemic in the US.

Responsible agent is a single-strand RNA virus of the family Flavivirus.

Its enzootic cycle involves several species of mosquitoes and birds before infecting humans; however, it is transmitted to humans from the bite of Culex species of mosquitoes.

Incubation period of 2–14 days.

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Citation

McPhee, Stephen J., et al. "West Nile Virus (WNV)." Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/GDT/619348/all/West_Nile_virus__WNV_.
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. West Nile virus (WNV). Guide to Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/GDT/619348/all/West_Nile_virus__WNV_. Accessed April 24, 2019.
McPhee, S. J., Lu, C. M., & Nicoll, D. (2017). West Nile virus (WNV). In Guide to Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/GDT/619348/all/West_Nile_virus__WNV_
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. West Nile Virus (WNV) [Internet]. In: Guide to Diagnostic Tests. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/GDT/619348/all/West_Nile_virus__WNV_.
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