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Woodford County Health Department

WEST NILE VIRUS

What Is West Nile Virus (WNV)?


West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. Most often WNV is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread WNV to humans and other animals when they bite.

Please call the Environmental Department if you have questions about West Nile Virus (859-873-4541).

KY Department for Public Health Information on West Nile

CDC information on West Nile

CDC West Nile Fact Sheet