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Organizations and Agencies

California's West Nile Virus Home Page
Contains data, response plans, general information and press releases, as well as a link to report dead birds, including information on bird identification.

U.S. Geological Survey. National Wildlife Health Center. West Nile Virus Project.
"USGS is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn the current geographic extent of WNV, to understand how it moves between birds, mosquitoes, and humans, and to predict future movements of the virus." This site contains fact sheets, health alerts, and bird information.

West Nile Virus (Animal and Plant Health inspection Service — APHIS, USDA)
Information on West Nile Virus in Equines.

West Nile Virus (CDC, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases)
Contains surveillance and case information, clinical guidance, laboratory guidance, virology, conference information, publications, and much more.
» Epidemic/Epizootic West Nile Virus in the United States: Revised Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control (PDF)

West Nile Virus Research, Experts at UC Davis
description of ongoing research programs at UC Davis related to West Nile Virus. ALso provides links to West Nile experts there.

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Publications and Databases

Mosquito Information (The American Mosquito Control Association)
Introductory information on mosquito biology, control, life cycle, and mosquito-borne diseases, and more.

NPIC's West Nile Virus Resource Guide
The National Pesticide Information Center, sponsored by EPA and Oregon State University, developed this resource guide as a source of pesticide-related topics relevant to West Nile Virus. The site includes links to relevant articles in MMWR, pesticide and toxicology information, and state, federal, and international information resources.

Pesticides Used to Control West Nile Virus (US National Library of Medicine)
An extensive guide to resources on mosquito control, including information from EPA, CDC, USDA, and state government agencies. Also includes pre-formulated searches for individual pesticides on Toxline, PubMed, HSDB, and ChemIDPlus.

West Nile Virus: Detection, Surveillance, and Control
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
The entire December 2001 issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is devoted to West Nile Virus. It consists of the proceedings of First International Conference on the West Nile Virus.

West Nile Virus Maps (U.S. Geological Survey)
National and state maps for birds, humans, mosquitos, sentinels, and veterinary cases. Data is at county level. Historical data are also available.

West Nile Virus Outbreak: Lessons for Public Health Preparedness (U.S. General Accounting Office, 2000)
Includes a chronological account of significant events and the lessons learned for public health and bioterrorism preparedness.

West Nile Virus: A Primer for the Clinician (Annals of Internal Medicine, 2002; PDF)
"This paper provides the clinician with an understanding of the epidemiologic and biological characteristics of West Nile virus in North America, as well as useful information on the diagnosis, reporting, and management of patients with suspected West Nile virus infection and on advising patients about prevention."

West Nile Virus Surveillance Information (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Surveillance data and maps for Canada. Also includes a page with links to Provincial and Territorial WNV web pages.

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