West Nile Virus Health Topics
Featured Conditions and Diseases
West Nile encephalitis is a severe form of West Nile virus. This selection from the eMedTV Web library offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on symptoms, treatment, and how often it occurs.
As this eMedTV article explains, the West Nile virus is commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. This Web page provides an in-depth look at this virus, including its spread in the United States.
Over the past few years, many dead birds have been identified as having West Nile virus. This eMedTV Web page provides information about the handling, disposal, and consumption of birds that may have the West Nile virus.
Mosquitoes can spread certain diseases (such as malaria and yellow fever) to humans through their bites. This eMedTV article explains the health risks mosquitoes present and includes tips for preventing bites.
This eMedTV page discusses strategies for preventing mosquito bites, including using repellent, wearing protective clothing, and being aware of peak mosquito hours. This article also talks about public mosquito prevention programs.
Many types of mosquito repellents are available to help reduce your exposure to bites. This eMedTV page discusses DEET, picaridin, and other forms of repellent. This article also talks about the correct way to apply repellent and their use on children.