Tag: West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus – How do I catch it?

West Nile Virus – How do I catch it?

The vast majority of people catching the West Nile Virus will have no symptoms at all, others may have very minor symptoms, not even being aware that they are ill. However for a very few people, when they are infected, it will lead to encephalitis, myelitis or meningitis. These three conditions all refer to swelling [...]

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How to Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus

How to Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus

The West Nile Virus (WNV) as the name suggests originated in Africa and was found around the Nile River. This virus is carried by birds however, you don’t generally get it from birds. It turns out that mosquitos bite infected birds and pick it up and then the mosquito passes it on to you by [...]

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West Nile Virus, causes and symptoms

West Nile Virus, causes and symptoms

The West Nile Virus is a disease spread by mosquitoes and was first identified in the eastern Africa country of Uganda. This was in 1937 but by 1999 it had made its way to the United States being discovered first in New York and has subsequently spread around the country. The numbers of diagnosed cases [...]

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Information on West Nile Virus

Information on West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is a recognized, seasonal epidemic occurring in the summer and fall in North America. Although generally non threatening, in some cases it can cause permanent neurological problems. Always try to prevent getting mosquito bites when outdoors. Use an insect or mosquito repellent when outside. Mosquitoes tend to be active between dusk and [...]

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