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West Nile Virus
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Viruses and bacteria can cause encephalitis (an
inflammation of the brain) in humans and other animals. West Nile encephalitis
is an infection of the brain caused by West Nile virus, a close relative of St.
Louis encephalitis virus. People get West Nile encephalitis from the bite of a
mosquito that is infected with West Nile virus. West Nile virus is not
transmitted from person to person.
For more information please click on any of the
documents listed below:
human cases of West Nile virus in Michigan, 2002
Communicable Disease Reporting in Michigan