The West Nile Virus
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The following information is for the
benefit of our customers only. It is in no way intended
as a definitive
medical, or biological opinion from Patio Concepts Inc. The West Nile
has been plaguing much of the United States and
for the past several years now.
It is real and the average
household should be informed.
We have provided this information and many
links so that you may investigate this potential threat further.
questions about the West Nile virus should be directed to your local
Provincial Department of Health.
West Nile Virus Web Links
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Patio Concepts Inc. and Patio Concepts Inc. are not responsible for the
content of web
pages found at these links. Links to nonfederal
organizations are provided solely as a
service to our users. These
links do not indicate
an endorsement of these organizations
Patio Concepts Inc. or the federal or provincial governments.
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a virus that is
found in wild birds and carried by mosquitoes. It was first identified
the province of West Nile, Uganda in 1937. Since then it has been
identified in Egypt, Asia, Israel, South Africa, parts of Europe and
Australia. In 1999, it was present in the United States for the first
time, and in the summer
of 2001 was discovered in birds in southern Ontario. Cases have since
begun to appear in other Provinces.
West Nile virus affects wild birds, mainly
Crows and Blue Jays, and can be transmitted to humans through
of a mosquito.
The risk to humans is very low
Most people who get infected with West
Nile virus do not get sick.
Those most at risk include persons over
50, and those persons
with weakened immune systems.
skin rash and swollen lymph glands.
In rare cases, the illness may be more
serious causing encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).
There is no specific treatment and no
vaccine against West Nile virus.
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