How is it spread?

West Nile Virus was discovered in the West Nile District of Uganda in 1937 and has been detected in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and west and central Asia. First detected in the United States in 1999, WNV is transmitted to people and animals by infected mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected by biting a bird that carries the virus. For more information please call 530-265-1222.

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1. What is West Nile Virus?
2. How is it spread?
3. Is it easy to get?
4. How bad is it?
5. Who is at risk?
6. What are the symptoms?
7. How is it treated?