Plan for a Long Term Investigation of Human Exposure to West Nile Virus in Fremont County, Wyoming, A
West Nile Virus (WNV) was originally discovered in Uganda in 1937. WNV belongs to the Flaviviridae family and is in the same genus as Dengue Fever, Zika virus, and Yellow Fever. Flaviviruses are persistently emerging and of great concern globally. Individuals contracting WNV may be asymptomatic, experience mild symptoms of fever, malaise, or develop a severe disabling illness such as meningitis, encephalitis, or polio-like paralysis. WNV was first detected in the U.S. in 1999, and rapidly migrated to the West Coast over the course of ten years reaching epidemic proportions in Wyoming in 2007. ...
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