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West Nile Virus Online Maps of the United States
Entry ID: 01-West_Nile_Virus_Map-00


Summary
Abstract: One of the potential effects of global climate change is the spread of disease
to new areas, as the vectors of those diseases (e.g., mosquitoes, birds) expand
into new locations in response to shifting climate conditions. Although the
direct cause of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the United States is not known, the
National Atlas of the US Geological Survey (reviewed in the June 26, 1998 Scout
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Description: West Nile (WN) virus has emerged in recent years in temperate regions of Europe
and North America, presenting a threat to public, equine, and animal health. The most serious manifestation of WN virus infection is fatal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and horses, as well as mortality in certain domestic and wild birds.
Service Citation
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey
Title: West Nile Virus Maps
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://westnilemaps.usgs.gov/
Service Keywords
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Parameter Definition
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES >HEALTH ADVISORIES >ANIMAL HEALTH ADVISORIES Parameter Definition
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES >HEALTH ADVISORIES >DISEASE/EPIDEMIC Parameter Definition
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES >HEALTH ADVISORIES >HUMAN HEALTH ADVISORIES Parameter Definition

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Service Provider
DOI/USGS/WNVM > West Nile Virus Maps, U.S. Geological Survey, U. S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://westnilemaps.usgs.gov/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: WEST NILE VIRUS MAPS
Email: wnvmaps at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Electronic
Distribution Format: HTML
Personnel
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2000-07-20
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-02-24


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