West Nile Virus

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West Nile Virus

FactsAbout 1 in 5 people that are infected will show fever and other symptomsFirst appeared in the U.S. in the summer of 1999 incubation period of 3-14 days

Is tested through: blood, spinal tapNo vaccine or specific antiviral treatments.Over-the-counter pain relievers for fever & some symptoms.If sever symptoms present hospitalization

West Nile Virus

Tests &Treatment

Avoid mosquito bites by wearing insect repelant.Wear longsleeves, long pants & socks when outsideMosquito proof your home


Signs & SymptomsMost people that become infected never show symptoms.1 in 5 people will show symptoms of fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.Less than 1% will develop encephalitis or meningitis & symtoms such as headache, high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, seizures, or paralysis.

DescriptionScientific name West Nile Virus & is a flavivirus commonly spread by mosquitos (vecor borne).It is more likely to spread during the summer.Is found more commonly in Africa, Asia & the Middle East


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