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West Nile Virus info

From Animal Poison Control Center (Sep. '02) Animal Poison Control Center warns not to use DEET on dogs and cats
West Nile virus FAQ (State of MD/CDC) Info on West Nile virus in dogs and cats
West Nile virus infects four Louisiana dogs (Oct, '02) The disease in dogs and cats may be being overlooked.
West Nile virus infects dogs and cats WNV confirmed to infect wide range of animals. Though clinical illness is uncommon in dogs and cats (as in people), a sudden onset of neurologic signs that includes weakness or lack of coordination may be due to WNV infection. (DVM, June, '03)
West Nile virus FAQ (AVMA) (Updated July, '03)
California: Next year's likely West Nile epicenter? CDC believes Southern Calif. may be hit hard by West Nile Virus next year. (Reported by CNN; Oct, '03)
Unlike European counterpart, N. American vector mosquito bites bird AND human New study sheds light on the role of N. American vector mosquito behavior in virus transmission. Transmission only from bird to mammal, not the other way around or between mammals. (Reported by CNN; March, '04)

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Last modified: 03/04/2004