20 Life-Saving Facts about West Nile Virus

The first case of the West Nile virus first reared its ugly head in Queens, New York, in 1999. Since then, the virus, carried through infected birds, spread across the United States like wildfire. Over the years, the virus has lessened in intensity and in casualties, but it is no less dangerous than it was nearly two decades ago.

Here are 20 facts you might not know about West Nile virus, as well as ways to identify if you or someone you love has been infected. Take heed of the advice...

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