Protective Behavior and West Nile Virus Risk

Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Sep;11(9):1433-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1109.041184.

Abstract

We conducted a cross-sectional, household survey in Oakville, Ontario, where an outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2002 led to an unprecedented number of cases of meningitis and encephalitis. Practicing > or =2 personal protective behavior traits reduced the risk for WNV infection by half.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Crows
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ontario / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • West Nile Fever / blood
  • West Nile Fever / epidemiology*
  • West Nile Fever / prevention & control
  • West Nile virus / pathogenicity*