WNV Genome Structure
The genome is not segmented and consists of a single molecule of linear positive-
sense single-stranded RNA. The complete genome is 10488–10976 nucleotides long.
The 5'–end of the genome has a cap methylated nucleotide cap. The 3'–terminus has
no poly (A) tract, or a poly (A) tract (in case of some strains of tick-borne encephalitis
complex of flaviviruses).
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ICTVdB Management, The Earth Institute, Biosphere 2 Center, Columbia University, Oracle, AZ, USA
Replication of WNV in Host Cell
*from Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 2002 56:371-402
Electron micrographs of West Nile virus isolated from brain tissue
from a crow found in New York
*from CDC Website
Common Symptoms of WNV