West Nile virusWest Nile virus
a virus transmitted from infected birds by the common culex mosquito and causing a form of encephalitis (West Nile encephalitis or fever) that is characterized by fever, headache, drowsiness, nausea, and a rash
Origin of West Nile virusafter West Nile District of Uganda, where it was discovered
West Nile virus
A flavivirus that is transmitted by the bite of a culex mosquito and that can cause mild febrile illness as well as severe, sometimes fatal encephalitis and meningitis.
Origin of West Nile virusAfter the West Nile District of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1937.