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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of West Nile Virus In Adults

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What are symptoms of west nile virus?

What are symptoms of west nile virus?

Varies per person.: Symptoms of wnv can include: fever, headache, body aches, fatigue, back pain, skin rash (occasionally), swollen lymph glands (occasionally), eye pain (occasionally), stiff neck, disorientation / confusion, lack of coordination, and possibly seizures. If you are concerned that you could have wnv infection, please see a doctor / health care provider. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of a west nile virus infection?

What are the presenting symptoms of a west nile virus infection?

Many have none: May present with fever, fatigue, body aches, skin rash on the trunk, enlarged lymph nodes and generalized sense of not feeling well. In about one in 150 patients develop neurological findings of meningitis/encephalitis, and this can be potentially devastating. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of west nile virus?

What are some symptoms of west nile virus?

See below: 80% of wnv infections are asymptomatic. 20 % have a mild illness that lasts 3-6 days including fever, chills, malaise, headache, muscle and joint aches. Some have loss of appetite, nausia, vomitting, diarrhea, cough or sore throat. 1% go on to develop the severe neurologic forms of the disease with meningitis or encephalitis. ...Read more

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Which characteristics of west nile virus comparison to those of malaria?

Which characteristics of west nile virus comparison to those of malaria?

2 TYPES OF INFECTION: Although both are transmitted by mosquitoes and symptoms include fevers and headaches, they are different. Wnv = virus, malaria = parasite. Wnv is endemic to africa, asia and middle east. Malaria in the tropics around the equator. Wnv can also lead to meningitis and encephalitis while malaria invades the liver and affects the blood. Finally, no specific treatment for wnv, oral meds for malaria. ...Read more

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What r some symptoms of west nile virus?

What r some symptoms of west nile virus?

Fever and ...: Headache, tiredness, body aches, swollen lymph glands, maybe a skin rash. But when the infection leads to a severe disease, symptoms would include headache, high fever, neck tightness, disorientation, muscle weakness and paralysis. Most people who get infected with the wnv will not develop symptoms. ...Read more

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Also what are the symptoms for influenza, west nile virus?

Most no symptoms: Most have no symptoms, 80%. 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 are the symptoms of the west nile virus?

Quite variable: It can range from no symptoms to just fever to headache and fever (meningitis) to confusion, weakness, seizures (encephalitis). ...Read more

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How common is west nile virus in other parts of the world?

How common is west nile virus in other parts of the world?

Incidence of WNV: West nile virus was first identified in 1937 in uganda in eastern africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in new york. Since then, the virus has spread throughout the United States and appears to have more cases in the great plains, especially in the fall. West nile virus is one of the most geographically widespread arboviruses in the world with cases occurring. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with west nile encephalitis?

What are the symptoms associated with west nile encephalitis?

West nile disease: West nile encephalitis affects about 1 in 150 people who are infected with the virus. It may manifest with fever, stiff neck, headache, confusion, stupor, coma, tremors, seizure, weakness and possibly paralysis. ...Read more

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Are things like malaria and West Nile virus a worry in the midwest?

Are things like malaria and West Nile virus a worry in the midwest?

No; Yes: Malaria used to be a terrible problem in much of the Midwest but is gone now thanks mostly to mosquito abatement. West Nile is still a rare but real danger. Protect yourself from mosquitoes as best you can. Best wishes ...Read more

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Why is the number of west nile virus cases increased in warm weather?

West Nile Virus.: Agree w dr. Friedlander. West nile virus is normally transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes normally acquire the virus from birds. Mosquitoes are most active during the warm season. This is when most infections are incurred. ...Read more

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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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How come the west nile virus and malaria are contracted by mosquitos but the aids virus isn't?

How come the west nile virus and malaria are contracted by mosquitos but the aids virus isn't?

Agree w earlier: responses. HIV can only be transmitted between humans. The virus would be unable to remain alive in a mosquito. Even if it could, mosquitoes don't inject blood into people. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bird flu in humans in asia?

What are the symptoms of bird flu in humans in asia?

Same as Flu: Fever, breathing problems, cough, aches and pains, shortness of breath and in severe cases death. ...Read more

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How common is west nile virus in the us?

How common is west nile virus in the us?

Uncommon: In 2010, the CDC reported 1021 proved cases in the USA, with 629 being neuroinvasive. If we take the retrospective studies of who has antibodies and suppose that one person in 100 who meets the virus will get some clinically-diagnosable brain disease, that it around 60,000 cases, the large majority never knowing they were infected. ...Read more

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What is the pathogenesis of the west nile virus infection?

What is the pathogenesis of the west nile virus infection?

Brain virus: The flavivirus is carried by mosquitoes, often mutants that bite both birds and people. It usually produces no symptoms, less often a mild fever, 1% of the time affects the brain, with the virus entering and multiplying in brain cells sometimes with lasting damage. Until there is a vaccine, avoiding mosquitoes is safest. ...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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What are symptoms of West Neil Virus?

What are symptoms of West Neil Virus?

There are many: Most people who are infected with the WNV have no symptoms. If they do develop symptoms the most common are fever, headache, body aches, nausea and vomiting. Fatigue and weakness can last for a few weeks after contracting the virus. Less than 1% of people will get meningitis or encephalitis, (inflammation of the brain and surrounding tissue), the most severe of the virus. ...Read more

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West Nile Virus (Definition)

West Nile Virus is a mosquito borne infection that originated in the tropics. It causes a flu-like syndrome in 20% of those infected . It ...Read more