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Doctor insights on: West Nile Virus Symptoms 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 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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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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What are the symptoms of the west nile virus?

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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What are the symptoms of the west nile virus? And if I get it and do get symptoms is their any way to treat it?

Wide variety: Fever, chills, gastrointestinal signs and symptoms, muscle aches, stiffness, pain, severe headache, alterations in sensorium and mental status and other neurological sign and symptoms may all occur. There is no specific treatment except managing the symptoms. Fortunately very few people get central nervous system involvement and most recover entirely. ...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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How soon after bein infected by mosquito with chincincuya or West Nile virus do symptoms begin?

How soon after bein infected by mosquito with chincincuya or West Nile virus do symptoms begin?

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....something I can't just look up on the internet! LOL. ...Read more

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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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Was told I have west nile virus and have all the symptoms. Shaking badly and muscle jerks. Will PCP prescribe any relief? Why are tremors a symptom?

Was told I have west nile virus and have all the symptoms. Shaking badly and muscle jerks. Will PCP prescribe any relief? Why are tremors a symptom?

Flu-like symptoms: Most people infected with WNV are asymptomatic. However, those with symptoms can experience fever, headache, body aches (may cause tremors), joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or rash. There is no cure per se, but symptoms are managed with adequate hydration, antipyretics, antidiarrheals, etc. If your symptoms worsen, speak with your physician. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/westnile/symptoms/ ...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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What is the west nile virus?

What is the west nile virus?

WNV: 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 causes neuroinvasive disease. ...Read more

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How does west nile virus spread?

By Mosquitoe: West nile virus must be produced in high numbers before being passed through mosquitoes. Birds are far and away the most frequent carriers. Robins look like they might be responsible for spread all over the country. Mosquitoes have to feed on the infected robin and then pass the virus on to human beings through a bite. ...Read more

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What does west nile virus look like?

Very variable: In most cases, no actual symptoms, and in those who do get sick, very similar to a flu-like problem with generalized aching, low grade temp. Far less common, especially in immunologically suppressed folks, can cause brain and spinal cord inflammation which could be deadly, or leave a patient with arm or leg weakness (like a poliomyelitis). ...Read more

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How dangerous is the west nile virus?

How dangerous is the west nile virus?

West nile virus: This can be very dangerous as it causes a viral encephalitis. This can result in coma and death. ...Read more

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How is the west nile virus transmitted?

How is the west nile virus transmitted?

West Nile Virus: Typically, west nile virus spreads to humans via infected mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. You can not get infected by touching or kissing a person with the virus. In some cases, the virus may be spread by organ transplantation and blood transfusions. ...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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How can you transmit the west nile virus?

How can you transmit the west nile virus?

West Nile virus: You can't transmit the virus. Only Mosquitos can transmit the virus. Use mosquito repellant and long sleeve clothing to avoid contracting the virus. Most people suffer no symptoms but some will develop fever, headache, body aches, lethargy, and encephalitis. ...Read more

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Is there a test fo the west nile virus?

This is new test: The west nile virus IgM capture elisa is intended for use in patients with clinical symptoms consistent with viral encephalitis/meningitis.
Most tests take time to show infection. This is much faster. ...Read more

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What organ does the west nile virus affect?

What organ does the west nile virus affect?

Brain most commonly: The West Nile Virus mostly affects the brain within the central nervous system. When it affects the brain...it is the most common complication of West Nile....then, it's called an encephalitis. ...Read more

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Need answer to the cause of west nile virus?

Mosquito bourne: West nile virus (wnv) is carried by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. They transmit the virus to humans when you are bitten. So stay indoors when mosquitoes are active, wear light colored clothes, long sleeves, hat, long pants, and consider using insect repellant as well. ...Read more

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How does the west nile virus get transmitted?

Mosquito bourne: West nile virus (wnv) is carried by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. They transmit the virus to humans when you are bitten. So stay indoors when mosquitoes are active, wear light colored clothes, long sleeves, hat, long pants, and consider using insect repellant as well. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for West Nile Virus?

What are some of the tests for West Nile Virus?

The tests for West Nile Virus include:: Basic metabolic panel, MRI of brain, Complete blood count, CSF glucose, CSF protein, CT of head, Lipase, Liver function test, CSF West Nile virus IgG and IgM, West Nile virus IgM, CSF cell count. ...Read more

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Is the west nile virus passed from person to person?

No: This has been studied in depth and doesn't seem to be happening. It is a disease of birds that mosquitoes carry incidentally to humans. ...Read more

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Are the home remedies that can treat west nile virus?

West Nile Virus: Most people recover from west nile virus without treatment. Over the counter pain relievers can help ease mild headaches. There is no direct cure for encephalitis caused by the virus except supportive therapy in hospitals. Researchers are investigating interferon therapy for the treatment of encephalitis caused by west nile virus. ...Read more

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Is it possible to instantly die of the west nile virus?

No: The incubation period for west nile virus is 5 to 15 days. Less than 1 in 1000 people die from their west nile virus infection. ...Read more

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What does the west nile virus actually do to your body?

What does the west nile virus actually do to your body?

Variable: Usually, no symptoms at all. In some, causes a flu-like syndrome for a few days. In rare patients, especially immunologically suppressed folks, can create a life-threatening meningo-encephalitis, and even rarer a polio-myelitis resulting in motor nerve cell damage in the spinal cord. Have seen all of these variations, but mostly, the mosquito bite causes only local itching. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: west nile virus?

What is the definition or description of: west nile virus?

West Nile virus: 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 causes neuroinvasive disease in ...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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How long does it take the west nile virus to spread in a town?

How long does it take the west nile virus to spread in a town?

Mosquitos: Birds and other animals serve as the reservoir for west nile virus and it is spread by mosquitos. It would depend on how may infected animals and mosquitos are around. ...Read more

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In what time of the year am I more likely to contract west nile virus?

In what time of the year am I more likely to contract west nile virus?

West Nile Virus: Virus activity correlates with mosquito activity: is highest from july to october, and in warmer climates such as the southern us, virus activity is high year-round. Age and immune status do not seem to affect susceptibility to infection. However, older or immunocompromised individuals are at higher risk of neuroinvasive disease. [6] there is no clear evidence of a predilection for either sex. ...Read more

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Is your body fight off the west nile virus without knowing you even have it?

Is your body fight off the west nile virus without knowing you even have it?

Probably...: ...There are people who had the infection without it becoming an encephalitis (affecting the brain). ...Read more

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I have west nile virus, have I transmit the disease directly to my family members?

No: Humans are "dead-end hosts" that means you can only transmit wnv to others through blood transfusions and organ donations. ...Read more

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I live in a place with a lot of mosquitos- can I get west nile virus from another person?

Not very easily: West nile virus (wnv) is transmitted through mosquito bites. (but only by mosquitoes that have been feeding on an infected bird.) it is possible to get wnv fom another person, but it 's not easy. It can occur via conjunctival (eye) exposure to infected blood, through blood transfusions, intrauterine exposure, and breast feeding. Normal contact with others is not a problem. ...Read more

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I have a donated organ, can I be more susceptible to complications caused by the west nile virus?

If you are receiving: Immune suppressant agents to prevent organ rejection, you should be very careful, as the virus could be much more malignant under those scenarios. ...Read more

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Which mosquito carries west nile virus? And how can I recognize it? I’ve heard only one kind of mosquito can actually give you west nile virus. Is there a way to tell if the mosquito that bit me is the “right” kind?

Which mosquito carries west nile virus? And how can I recognize it? I’ve heard only one kind of mosquito can actually give you west nile virus. Is there a way to tell if the mosquito that bit me is the “right” kind?

NO: There is no way to recognize a west nile virus mosquito from a non virus carrying mosquito. They all look same and bite same. I am sorry there is no way to tell the right kind. I know it isn't a big help at this time. May be in future we w'll have more information. Just please avoid all kinds of mosquitos. Thanks. ...Read more

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How common is it for mosquitos to transmit diseases such as west nile virus? I'm considering taking a vacation in central america during the summer, and I was wondering whether getting sick while traveling is a very real possibility that I have to worry a

A: A person's risk of contracting west nile is very low, and less than 1% of those infected develop serious illness from the virus. The most high risk population for developing a serious ilness from west nile virus are elderly and those who are immunosupressed.
It is important for everyone to protect themselves from mosquito bites to minimize the risk of infection. Use a mosquito repellent during your trip. ...Read more

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How deadly is West Nile virus untreated?

Only 1% have severe: Sx. 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 neck, high fever, confusion & weakness. ...Read more

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