Can animals be infected?

Yes. West Nile Virus (WNV) can infect just about any animal, including dogs and cats - however, the good news is they rarely, if ever, become sick from the virus. Equines appear to be the only domestic animal adversely affected by WNV, and there is a vaccine available. There is no proof that WNV can be spread from person to person or from animal to person.

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1. What is West Nile Virus?
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4. What is the risk of getting very sick from West Nile Virus?
5. Can animals be infected?