What is West Nile Virus?

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a disease of birds. Mosquitoes are WNV carriers that become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread WNV to humans and other animals when they bite. There have been no documented cases of WNV spreading from person to person or animal to person.

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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?