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How prevalent is west nile disease right now?

How prevalent is west nile disease right now?

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

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How does a person know that he/she is bitten by a west nile mosquito?

How does a person know that he/she is bitten by a west nile mosquito?

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

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What are the symptoms for west nile virius?

What are the symptoms for west nile virius?

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 more

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What is the difference west nile and malaria?

What is the difference west nile and malaria?

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

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Is severe exhaustion common in west nile patients?

Is severe exhaustion common in west nile patients?

It may occur: Most people infected with west nile virus have no symptoms but the minority who develop neurological infection and inflammation will commonly report body aches and exhaustion that go on for weeks to months after the infection. ...Read more

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Hey could heat be causing rise in west nile this year?

Yes: Anything that increases the mosquito population, such as warm, moist conditions, will help west nile spread. ...Read more

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I live in the south and their are exessive amounts of mosquitos. How will i know if i get west nile or malaria?

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

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Do I have West Nile virus?

West Nile Virus: West Nile virus infection typically begins with the abrupt onset of fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, and flu-like symptoms. If these are things you are experiencing, then reach our promptly to your physician to be evaluated and treated as early intervention is valuable in preventing long term complications. ...Read more

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