Origin and Etymology of west nile virus
First Known Use: 1940See Words from the same year
West Nile virus
medical Definition of West Nile virus
- West Nile virus causes unusually severe infections in crows and blue jays, according to one CDC-led study that measured the number of virus particles in the birds' blood …
- —Stephen S. Hall, Smithsonian, July 2003
- Of 5780 cases of arboviral disease reported in 2012, West Nile virus infection accounted of 5674, or 98% of the total, researchers reported in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
- —Rebecca Voelker, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 21 Aug. 2013
- West Nile virus is such a disease. Last week, President Clinton declared an emergency in areas of New Jersey affected by the virus …
- —James Ridgeway, The Village Voice, 14 Nov. 2000
- … residents are being urged to stay indoors while trucks spray insecticides through the streets to ward off outbreaks of West Nile fever, a mosquito-spread disease that last summer sickened dozens and killed seven.
- —Joannie Schrof Fischer et al., U.S. News & World Report, 7 Aug. 2000
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