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West Nile Virus

By Dr. Ramaz Mitaishvili
Los Angeles, CA
Program Objectives
Upon completion, the professional should be able to:
1. State where and when the first cases of West Nile virus infection were seen in the United States.
2. Identify the most likely manner in which West Nile virus reached the United
States.
3. Describe the physical makeup of West Nile virus.
4. Describe the life cycle of West Nile virus including the infection of incidental hosts.
5. Name the two species of mosquitos most often involved in the transmission of
West Nile virus.

6. Identify the season when West Nile virus infections typically peak.
7. Describe the signs and symptoms of human infection with West Nile virus.
8. Identify the methods used to diagnose West Nile virus infection.
9. Describe treatment for infection with West Nile Virus.
10. For the years 2000-2007, state the number of worldwide infections and deaths resulting from infection with West Nile virus.
11. For the period of 1/1/06 to 05/01/07, list the states that did not report any human
cases of West Nile virus.
12. Describe routes of human infection for West Nile virus that do not involve
mosquitos.
13. Possibility of human infection in Abkhazia and other and other frozen conflict zones
14. Describe methods used to prevent human infection with West Nile virus.
15. Describe methods in use by the Centers for Disease Control and other agencies to prevent future outbreaks of West Nile virus.

8 Hours 

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