West Nile virus Dylan Keys 

RNA

The west Nile virus is a RNA type virus

The Host

Can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans, but birds are the natural hosts of West Nile virus.

What causes this?

WNV is mostly transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.

How long?

Symptoms of mild disease will generally last a few days. Symptoms of severe disease may last several weeks, although neurological effects may be permanent.

Symptoms

Symptoms include fever, headache, tiredness, and body aches, nausea, vomiting, occasionally with a skin rash and swollen lymph glands.

Treatment

The WNV often involving hospitalization,but no vaccine is available for humans.

Prevention

Vaccines have been developed for horses. Treatment is supportive veterinary practices for animals infected with a viral agent.

Estimated at 89.6% survival rate (48% to 84%) WNV death rate

Facts

-West Nile virus can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans.

-However, approximately 80% of people who are infected will not show any symptoms.

Bible verse

James 5:14

14 is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church of the pray over them and annoyed them with oil in the name of the Lord.

Sources

"http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs354/en/. West Nile Virus." World Health Organization. World Health Organization, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2017.

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