How is West Nile Virus Spread?

In a very small number of cases, West Nile Virus also has spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, breastfeeding and even during pregnancy from mother to baby. West Nile Virus is not spread through casual contact such as touching or kissing a person with the virus. Viruses are most likely to be spread during the warm weather months when mosquitoes are most active, usually beginning in the spring and lasting until the first hard frost.

Show All Answers

1. What is West Nile Virus?
2. How is West Nile Virus Spread?
3. What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?
4. What other diseases do mosquitoes in North Carolina carry?
5. How can I protect myself?