Avoiding West Nile Fever

The disease was first diagnosed in blood taken from a woman living in the West Nile district of Uganda in 1937. Since that time the disease has been found in many other countries including Egypt, Israel, South Africa, parts of Asia and more recently in the American subcontinent. During 2003 three cases were diagnosed in Western Europe; one in the Netherlands and the other two in Southern France (may have been imported from Spain).

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