West Nile virus is a Flaviviridae virus transmitted to humans by mosquito bites. virus symptoms range from none to severe: encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).The neurologic disease the virus causes is termed West Nile encephalitis (WNE).

Termite Uses of Arthropod Venom in Medicine Similar to other venomous animals, centipedes are one of the crucial venomous arthropods that have been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years in China. Despite signifying pharmacological importance, very little is known about the active components of centipede venoms.