West Nile Virus

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West Nile Virus

ROLESDisease Detective1. West Nile Virus is most commonly transmitted from mosquitoes to humans. The virus can also be transferred through blood transfusions, organ transplants and other medical encounters.2. The sympotoms for West Nile Virus are nonexistant in most cases. About 20% of those who are infected develop fever with aches and pains, diarrhea and vomiting as well as rash. Severe sympotoms include neurological illnesses.The Doctor3. No vaccine or antiviral treatments have been created or are in use currently.4. The most effective way to avoid West Nile Virus is to prevent mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and pants and using insect repellants.5. There are high chances of survival except in very severe cases. Most people show no symptoms and in severe cases, could be hospitalized.Lab Specialist6. West Nile Virus is typically diagnosed by a blood sample. A blood test can determine whether or not antibodies associated with West Nile Virus are present in the blood stream. 7. Blood will be drawn to test for the virus. 8. Most patients don't get sick, but in mild cases, symptoms clear up in a few weeks, or months being the longest. Patients who need hospitalization likely won't have their symptoms clear up in that time frame.9. Over the counter medications can reduce fever and relieve some other symptoms in some cases of West Nile Virus.Strategy Specialist10. In the event of a bioterrorist attack, we advise all citizens to stay indoors and mosquito proof their homes. They'd need to wear mosquito repellant and long coverings. 11. We could provide long thick clothing and mosquito nets and screens.

West Nile Virus

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West Nile Virus is a virus commonly transmitted to humans from mosquitoes. It is a blood borne virus. People who contract the virus become carriers and usually have no symptoms. West Nile Virus can be evaded by avoiding contact with mosquitoes and by mosquito proofing areas of large populations.

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