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Most people don’t: Don’t have sxs w west nile virus. Mild symptoms occur in approximately 20% of people; which can include fever, eye pain, generalized body aches, headaches, feeling really tired, & possible enlarged lymph nodes or a rash. About 1% of people have severe illness which can include neurologic problems. Possible sxs include: seizures, severe headache w stiffness of the neck, high fever & confusion. ...Read more
Does anyone know where I can buy blue lily of the nile extract locally and educate me on hw to use it?
Garden flower: This beautiful plant is mentioned in the harry potter series; some people are allergic to its leaves and in folk medicine it's been used to speed labor. I could not find any scientific studies, though it is understandable why such a lovely family of flowers would generate interest in the "natural healing" community. I have no idea who's selling it; sorry. ...Read more
CDC: The cdc keeps close tabs on this virus. Most people who get it aren't symptomatic and will never realize they had it. 1% get a severe neuroinvasive version requiring hospitalization. It has been reported in almost every state. In your state of louisiana there have been 4 neuroinvasive cases of west nile this year. http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html. ...Read more
You don't: You don't know, because they don't look or feel any different. So it you get sick soon after being exposed to mosquito bites, be sure that you tell your md. ...Read more
Most have none: 80% have no symptoms. If you develop symptoms of severe west nile virus illness, such as unusually severe headaches or confusion, seek medical attention immediately, according to the cdc. Severe illness usually requires hospitalization. Milder cases improve on their own and do not necessarily require medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live in the south and their are exessive amounts of mosquitos. How will i know if i get west nile or malaria?
Two issues: West nile fever is diagnoses only by sophisticated testing. The signs and symptoms are not specific for this disease. Malaria basically no longer exists in the usa except by importation by individuals acquiring it overseas, or by blood transfusion. I frankly would not worry about either, but use mosquito repellent. ...Read more
West nile vs malaria: Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. Mild sx’s occur in about 20% of people; which can include fever, eye pain, generalized body aches, headaches, feeling really tired, & possible enlarged lymph nodes or rash. About 1% have severe illness which can include neurologic problems. Possible sx’s include: seizures, severe headache w stiffness of the neck, high fever, confusion & weakness. ...Read more
Yes: Anything that increases the mosquito population, such as warm, moist conditions, will help west nile spread. ...Read more
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