• epidemic
  • Experts believe West Nile virus is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. (medic8.com)
  • people
  • As many as 500,000 people were infected in Fiji when the disease first appeared in 1979 [ 5 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • The risk of getting West Nile virus through blood transfusions and organ transplants is very small, and should not prevent people who need surgery from having it. (medic8.com)
  • cases
  • In a very small number of cases, West Nile virus also has been spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, breastfeeding and even during pregnancy from mother to baby. (medic8.com)