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West Nile Virus

What is West Nile Virus

Mosquitos are more than an annoying insect. But mosquitos are potentially life threatening. They carry diseases – potentially very nasty deseases. In 2007 there were 3630 West Nile Virus cases reported and more than 200 deaths. We already know what a great climate for mosquitoes Texas is,
Symptoms of West Nile Virus ·  Milder Symptoms in Some People up to 20 percent of the people who become infected have milder symptoms that can last for as short as a few days, though even healthy people have become sick for several weeks. These symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Skin rash on the chest, stomach and back.

·  Serious Symptoms in a Few People – about one in 150 people infected with WNV will develop severe illness. These symptoms may last several weeks, and neurological effects may be permanent. The severe symptoms can include:

  • High fever
  • Headache
  • Neck stiffness
  • Stupor
  • Disorientation
  • Coma
  • Tremors
  • Convulsions
  • Muscle weakness
  • Vision loss
  • Numbness
  • Paralysis

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