Please take this test to check your knowledge regarding West Nile virus. West Nile Virus Home
1. West Nile virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and other animals.
2. Persons age 50 or older are more likely to develop serious illness from West Nile virus.
3. West Nile virus can be transmitted directly from person-to-person.
4. New York was the first state to report West Nile virus.
5. Only female mosquitoes bite?
6. Wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts can help protect you against the West Nile virus.
7. Female mosquitoes need blood to lay their eggs?
8. DEET is a chemical that is used in most mosquito repellents.
9. Mosquitoes are attracted to light-colored clothing?
10. Female mosquitoes lay eggs in flowing water?
11. Symptoms of the West Nile virus are similar to the symptoms of the flu.
12. Leaving empty containers in the yard that collect water is a good way of keeping mosquitoes out of your yard?
13. Most people who become infected with the West Nile virus become extremely ill?
14. Mosquitoes prefer human blood over the blood of animals?
15. You can get WNV directly from a bird?