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Risk Factors for West Nile fever

List of Risk Factors for West Nile fever

The list of risk factors mentioned for West Nile fever in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

Because of their outdoor exposure, game hunters may be at risk if they become bitten by mosquitoes in areas with West Nile virus activity. The extent to which West Nile virus may be present in wild game is unknown. Surveillance studies are currently underway in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center (in Madison, Wisconsin) and with state and local wildlife biologists and naturalists to answer this question. (Source: excerpt from West Nile Virus Questions and Answers: DVBID)

Risks factors for West Nile fever: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for West Nile fever:

About risk factors:

Risk factors for West Nile fever are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for West Nile fever makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to West Nile fever. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting West Nile fever. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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