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Name Institution Course Date West Nile Virus There are many infectious diseases which are caused by bacteria. For purposes of this essay, the focus is on a disease called West Nile Fever. It is a form of illness caused by West Nile Virus. West Nile Fever is a form of mosquito-borne contamination with typical symptoms of fever, tiredness, headaches, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, rash and loss of appetite. The presentation of this disease and its pathogen can be illustrated in the form of a 3x5 index card as shown in the table below. Control Strategies There are three control strategies which are used to limit the spread of WNV. These includes treatment of the disease, preventing the disease, and interrupting its transmission. There are control strategies used in WNV, and these include mosquito control mechanisms which reduce their breeding populations. Such an approach ensures a decreased case of the mosquito bite. Through this form of control, there is an assurance of enhanced protection against dangers associated with the virus. All these have been explained in the table shown below: Table: 3x5 index card for West Nile Fever Disease Pathogen West Nile Fever West Nile Virus (WNV) Control strategies 1. Treat disease in the host (most effective) 11. Prevent the disease within the host 111. Interrupt transmission of disease (least effective) This control can also be achieved through the elimination of breeding sites of the mosquito through the use of pesticides, aerial spraying and lethal ovitraps (using a device which is capable of attracting female mosquitos to kill them). Killing by larviciding is another most effective control strategy since it

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