In the early 1990s, a virus subtype with greater epidemic potential and virulence facilitated the geographic expansion and westward spread of WNV; in 1999 the West Nile virus first appeared in the Western hemisphere. The broad host and vector range in much of the region, that there is little chance of that it would be eliminated.
Texas was the worst hit, but by using pesticides which in turn made some locals worried. Only the doctors could provide supportive measure to the infected people, for the disease is caused by a virus, and couldn’t be treated by antibiotics. The effective and safety measures of all available control measures is good for killing mosquitoes and it eases people about not getting infected. …show more content…
Four people had contracted the virus; one was a 61 year old man, two Staten Island women, 74 and 46 years old, and a 66 years old women from Long Island. Some symptoms can include neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, and paralysis.
The West Nile virus is spread by mosquitoes. Sometimes the infection is so mild that people don’t even know that they even have it. Though, in some rare cases the West Nile can lead to severe illness that could affect the brain or spinal cord. People over fifty or older are at more risk for serious problems from the West