This sourcebook has been created for patients who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to west nile virus, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on west nile virus. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on West Nile Virus: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 3. Studies on West Nile Virus; Chapter 4. Patents on West Nile Virus; Chapter 5. Books on West Nile Virus; Chapter 6. Multimedia on West Nile Virus; Chapter 7. Physician Guidelines and Databases; Chapter 8. Dissertations on West Nile Virus; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix B. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix C. Your Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; WEST NILE VIRUS GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Break bone fever, Breakbone fever, Dandy Fever, Dengue fever, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Dengue shock syndrome, Dengue-like disease, Duengero, Hemorrhagic dengue, O'nyong-nyong fever, Philippine hemorrhagic fever, Seven Day Fever, Dengue Type, Singapore hemorrhagic fever, Thai hemorrhagic fever.