West Nile Virus (WNV) is a Flavivirus belonging to the Japanese encephalitis virus complex and which may cause neurological disease and pyrexia outbreaks in horses and humans. Mosquitoes transmit the virus from avian reservoir hosts to horses, humans and other mammals. Although West Nile Virus is endemic to South Africa, it has only become recognized as a significant cause of neurological disease in humans and horses locally in the past two decades, as it has emerged globally.
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West Nile Virus