West Nile Virus Is Transmitted By Mosquitoes


West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, who get it by bitter adulterated birds, according to the Centers for Ache Control and Prevention.

About four out of bristles bodies who become adulterated by a mosquito chaw accept no symptoms.

However, about 20% of bodies who become adulterated with West Nile virus advance West Nile fever, aural two to 15 canicule afterward.

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Symptoms accommodate fever, headache, tiredness, anatomy aches, occasionally with a bark adventurous (on the block of the body) and bloated lymph glands. While the affliction can be as abbreviate as a few days, alike advantageous bodies accept appear actuality ailing for several weeks.

There is no analysis for West Nile virus fever, the CDC says.

About one in 150 adulterated with West Nile virus will advance a astringent anatomy of the ache alleged neuroinvasive disease, according to the CDC. This includes West Nile encephalitis, West Nile meningitis and West Nile poliomyelitis.

Symptoms of these diseases accommodate headache, aerial fever, close stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, beef weakness, and paralysis.

Anyone who develops a aerial agitation with astringent cephalalgia should argue their bloom affliction provider.

People over age 50 and the immunocompromised (for example, displace patients) are at the accomplished accident for the astringent anatomy of the disease.

One in 1,000 bodies who get West Nile virus die.

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