West Nile Virus

You might know about West Nile virus, a disease spread by mosquito bites. But is it really that dangerous? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby tell you why there’s no reason to be afraid of West Nile virus. You’ll learn about the history of the virus from its discovery almost 70 years ago to its arrival in the United States. Find out who's most likely to get the disease and how it gets passed on. Plus, you’ll see what dead birds have to do with it all. So spray on some insect repellent and learn about West Nile!

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