West Nile Virus is a disease that can be transmitted to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito. It is important to remember that not all mosquitoes carry the disease and not everyone who is bit by an infected mosquito gets sick. The population at highest risk to develop serious illness are the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
Since its arrival in North America, West Nile Virus has spread across the nation and has become a seasonal epidemic that flares up in the late summer and continues into the fall.
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Michigan Department of Community Health
National WNV Data - Center for Disease Control