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:
- Body aches
- 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
- Neck stiffness
- Muscle weakness
- Vision loss
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