• WNV Symptoms Most people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms.
• WNV Treatment There is no treatment for West Nile virus illness beyond supportive care. Mild symptoms usually resolve within a few days.
• WNV Prevention Preventing West Nile virus and other arboviruses centers around controlling exposure to mosquitoes and avoiding mosquito bites.
• WNV in Humans West Nile virus is a disease of birds that can cause illness in people when they are bitten by an infected mosquito. It was first detected in Michigan citizens in August of 2002.
• WNV Risks While the risk of developing serious illness from West Nile virus is low, people over the age of 50 and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk for developing severe illness.
• Other Arboviruses There are arboviruses (insect-borne viruses) other than West Nile virus that occur in Michigan.
• WNV and Using Mosquito Repellents
• Concerns of Health Effects of Pesticides Links to information on adverse effects of pesticides.
• WNV Monitoring in Humans The Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Laboratories performs testing for West Nile virus and other arboviruses in the state.
• WNV Human Cases West Nile virus human cases in 2003-2011 by county, age, sex and fatality, confirmed by the Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Laboratories.
• WNV Human Surveillance Maps Maps of the 2002-2010 human West Nile virus testing results in Michigan.
• Surveillance Maps of other Arboviruses Maps of 2002-2010 testing results for other arboviruses in humans in Michigan.
• WNV Specimen Collection and Submission Instructions on submitting samples for West Nile virus testing to the Michigan Department of Community Health.
• WNV Case Reporting The Michigan Public Health Code requires physicians, clinical laboratories, schools, childcare centers, and camps to report certain diseases, conditions or infections, including West Nile virus.
• Laboratory Testing for WNV Details on West Nile virus laboratory testing performed by the Michigan Department of Community Health.