Information About West Nile Virus
The CDC West Nile Virus Questions and Answers
information on topics such as:
PLEASE NOTE: CDC is not a hospital or clinical facility; we do not see
patients and are unable to diagnose your illness, provide
treatment, prescribe medication, or refer you to specialists.
If you have a medical emergency, contacting CDC may not
be the proper way to get immediate help. If you are a patient,
please see your health care provider or the nearest emergency
room. If you are a health care provider, please contact
your state epidemiologist or local health department.
About State Activities/Reporting Dead Birds
If you have questions about West Nile
Virus activities in specific states or wish to report dead
birds in your area, please contact your state
or local health department.
and Insect Repellents
Regarding pesticides, the federal agency
responsible for pesticide evaluation is the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA). See
the EPA website for detailed answers to questions about pesticides used
for mosquito control.
get more information on insect repellents containing DEET.
of West Nile Virus
A special West Nile virus surveillance
program has been set up. Please see the Surveillance
and Control page on this site for the latest program
and Scientific Information
Background information on West Nile Virus includes sections on the history and
geographic distribution of the virus. Information about
the ecology and classification of the virus is is available
on the ecology and virology pages.
You may also browse a list of publications on the disease. Important publications include the Guidelines
for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control (254 KB, 77 pages) and the proceedings of the National Planning Meetings for Surveillance, Prevention
and Control of West Nile Virus in the United States.
For additional information about West
Nile virus, please see the following pages and sites: