West Nile Fever
Staying in Real Time
West Nile fever [WNF] is once again making headlines in the United States. The GIDEON notes on WNF are updated on a weekly basis, just as all notes on outbreaks of major public health interest: ‘Bird flu’ in Asia and Europe; Polio outbreaks in Indonesia, Yemen and Nigeria; pockets of Anthrax in the former Soviet Union, etc..
The following example shows a portion of the WNF distribution note for United States, as of May 2, 2010:
Users can instantly construct graphs to follow the incidence of WNF (and all other diseases) in a given country; or compare disease rates in any combination of countries:
Additional options allow you to review the clinical features of WNF, or access a list of all other viruses which are transmitted by birds and mosquitoes in the United States by clicking on the tab:
The tab displays related images about the selected disease that can be used for presentations, handouts, etc.: