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How is it spread?
West Nile Virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and can infect people, horses, many types of birds and other animals. There is no evidence that West Nile Virus can be spread from person to person or from animal to person, except by mosquito bite. Less than one percent of those bitten by infected mosquitoes become severely ill. If you have any of the symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

Community Development - West Nile Virus

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1. What is West Nile Virus?
2. What are the symptoms?
3. How is it spread?
4. Can dogs, cats and other pets get the West Nile Virus?
5. How can I get more information about human cases?
6. What is the City doing about West Nile Virus?
7. How can I report stagnant or standing water?
8. How can I reduce my chances of contracting West Nile Virus?

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