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symptoms of west nile virus mosquito bite

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly.: Properly used, it will certainly make infection much less likely.
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
To bite or not...: They will lessen your appealing odor attracting the biting insects. They will not prevent "attack".

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fareed Asfour
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Repeat test: You may want to repeat the test to know if it really was West Nile. If, however, you feel well, you may decide you do not need to know as there is no ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
WNV: Although west nile virus is now in most of the us, the majority of mosquitoes are not infected. You would have to be bitten by an infected mosquito.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
These are easy.: ANSWER: 3-14 days so say the books. (most of my patients have landed in the 7-12 day range) Come on now....give me a real toughie next time around.. ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Unovered skin: Not covered skin is unprotected. Use hats, long sleeves, long pants, shirts covering back, glasses. Areas were mosquitos live and near ponds, lakes, s ... Read More
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Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
West : West nile virus can be carried by more than 40 species of mosquitos. The common ones are: culex pipiens, culex quinquefasciatus, culex restuans, aedes ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: Not unless you are experiencing severe body symptoms: fever, headache, myalgia, stiff necks, GI issues.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Poole
27 years experience Dermatology
Ill with Rash: Any rash associated with systemic illness should be evaluated in person. West nile, among many other conditions, could be the cause. See your dermat ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
Non-specific: A rash or local reaction from an insect bite is non-specific. This rash could be from any insect, including a mosquito. You can try to reduce the sw ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
HIV can't live there: Part of the life cycle of the west nile virus and the malaria plasmodium is in the mosquito. The HIV virus cannot replicate in the mosquito and does n ... Read More

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