Publications

West Nile virus in Alberta : what happened in 2004??

Description

The story of West Nile virus in North America is a very recent one. The virus arrived in New York in 1999 and established populations in migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway. it then systematically increased its population and spread to birds on the other primary migration pathways, moving steadily westward to the Mississippi, Central and by 2004, the Pacific Flyway. The virus infects birds of many species without causing visible illness, but cases fatal infections in Corvidae (crows, jays and their relatives). It can occasionally spill over and infect horses and humans, and can cause rare fatal results.

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West Nile virus birds crows jays mosquitos

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Wildlife Info Bulletin

Alternative Title

Wildlife Info Bulletin #3

Extent

2 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Start Date

2004-01-01

End Date

2004-12-31

Resource Dates

Date Created

2001-10-13

Date Added

2016-03-17T20:50:12.384834

Date Modified

2004-10-13

Date Issued

2004-10-13

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778536394

ISBN (print)

0778535386

ISSN (online)

1710-8314

ISSN (print)

1710-8306

NEOS catalogue key

3449229

Local Identifier

I/194

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks