WNV is a disease carried by mosquitoes that can be spread to humans through a mosquito bite. WNV infections happen more often in summer and early fall than other seasons which is why it is called a seasonal epidemic in North America. WNV can be a serious illness.
In this article the authors of the Schmitt-Thompson Protocols provide a helpful overview for Triage Nurses who handle patient phone calls.
The article discusses how West Nile Virus is spread, the symptoms, treatment and prevention.