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West Nile Virus

Other Names: West Nile Fever, West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease, West Nile Disease, Near Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Lordige
West Nile virus (WNV) is an avian virus that can cause fatal disease in some species of mammals, reptiles, and birds.

Disease Agents

  • Flaviviridae: Flavivirus

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