West Nile Virus
West Nile virus (WNV) is an infection that is most commonly spread by a mosquito bite. In rare cases, WNV can lead to serious complications and even death.
This infection is found worldwide. In the United States, it tends to occur during late summer and early fall.
Last reviewedMay 2013by Michael K. Mansour, MD, PhD
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