West Nile Virus: An Update - 384-504-19

West Nile Virus: An Update

by Brittani Zurek, PharmD
(4.8 / 56 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Since its introduction nearly 20 years ago, West Nile Virus (WNV) it has been responsible for two nationwide epidemics and has infected thousands of people. WNV is primarily transmitted via the bite of an infected mosquito. Humans and horses can become infected with WNV and experience mild to severe disease. Although there are currently licensed vaccines for horses, there is no WNV vaccine for human use. Additionally, there is no treatment for WNV other than supportive care. Identifying cases of WNV infection can also be difficult because it shares clinical symptoms similar to those of other flaviviruses. Monitoring is required for years after recovery because neurological sequelae can persist. Through the use of education and surveillance programs, the IP healthcare team can proactively limit the spread of WNV and prevent future epidemics.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with an overview of West Nile virus and its management, enabling them to work as an interprofessional (IP) healthcare team to limit the spread of WNV infections. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Review the epidemiology of West Nile virus (WNV) and its methods of transmission
  • Identify symptoms and possible complications of WNV infection
  • Describe methods to confirm WNV infection
  • Review treatment options for WNV infection
  • List surveillance strategies and preventive methods to limit WNV transmission
  • Apply knowledge of WNV and its management to patient cases as an IP healthcare team member
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, EMTs/paramedics, health educators, laboratory professionals, physicians, and pharmacists.
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-504-19 "West Nile Virus: An Update" is approved 07/29/2019 to 07/31/2021.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 10/21/2002
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/19/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/23/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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Krizen R - san leandro, CA  ·  Nov 30, 2019
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Pedrito D - commerce, CA  ·  Nov 15, 2019
an good learning tool
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Ken T - Oakland, CA  ·  Nov 13, 2019
Learn West Nile Virus so I can prevent this disease.
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Fadwa B - Fairfield, CA  ·  Nov 08, 2019
The course is clear and interesting
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Jamal O - Union City, CA  ·  Nov 06, 2019
has a lot of updated information. cover main point for cls's
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Price: $10.00
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