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What does the skin rash look like from west nile virus?

What does the skin rash look like from west nile virus?

West Nile: The rash seen with West Nile Virus Fever tends to be a non-specific maculopapular rash that appears between days 5 to 12 of acute illness. ...Read more

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What does the west nile virus rash look like? Can it happen on the arm?

What does the west nile virus rash look like? Can it happen on the arm?

West Nile Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus.
An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. ...Read more

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What does the west nile virus rash look like?

What does the west nile virus rash look like?

West Nile Virus: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. ...Read more

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West nile virus rash look like?

West nile virus rash look like?

Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. ...Read more

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Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

For some it is.: In article entitled: ' characteristics of the rash associated
with west nile virus fever' - 33% of people with rashes described pruritus. ...Read more

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What does the west nile virus rash looks like?

What does the west nile virus rash looks like?

Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. ...Read more

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I was bitten by two mosquitos and have since felt nauseous and got a rash on my upper back that went away. Did I get west nile virus?

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 dermatologist or physician in person for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Is this a West Nile virus rash? I got bit by mosquitoes while sleeping. See my profile picture. This is the only bite like that.

Is this a West Nile virus rash? I got bit by mosquitoes while sleeping. See my profile picture. This is the only bite like that.

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 swelling with ice, and itch with an antihistamine (benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin) or topical steroid cream. If you start experiencing fever, chills, headache, body aches, this could be a sign of something more, and you should contact a Dr. Immediately. ...Read more

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What does west nile virus look like?

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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I have a serious flu like cold can this be West Nile virus?

West Nile Signs: It could be as the signs and symptoms can be similar. The questions is more about where you live, your recent activities and any evidence of bites. Armed with this initial information, I recommend contacting a physician to further evaluate you as rapid treatment can prevent long term complications. ...Read more

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Are the home remedies that can treat west nile virus?

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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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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Can west nile virus lead to liver failure?

Can west nile virus lead to liver failure?

Low likelihood: Most cases of west nile fever resolve spontaneously and completely. However, sometimes fatigue, headache, weakness, movement disorders, and concentration problems persist for weeks or months.
Severe neuroinvasive disease can result in death or permanent disability. Mortality usually results from progressive neuronal dysfunction, cerebral edema, and respiratory failure.http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncidod/dvb. ...Read more

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When there is an outbreak of west nile virus, how do you rid of infected mosquitoes?

When there is an outbreak of west nile virus, how do you rid of infected mosquitoes?

Standing water: Get rid of standing water - water in puddles, bird baths, old tires are nurseries for breeding mosquitoes. ...Read more

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How do the RNA molecules of HIV and West Nile virus (WNV) differ in number and function?

How do the RNA molecules of HIV and West Nile virus (WNV) differ in number and function?

Which ones?: There are dozens of variants of HIV and West Nile virus. I believe the genomes for all of them have been sequenced and the sequences published. There are many open-source sequence-alignment software packages available for download. Many run better under Linux than Windows. Do you have a preference? ...Read more

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Encephalitis from west nile virus. What is death rate/cute rate? What treatments are available

Hard to say: Some studies have quoted mortality from neuroinvasive cases of wnv ~5%, but this must be a huge overestimate. Maybe 3 in 1000 of all cases are severe (or neuroinvasive), so you might guess less than 1 in 5000 cases die.
Most of the deaths appear to come in the elderly, chronically ill or immunosuppressed.
Treatment is mainly supportive (including intubation & ventilation in severe cases). ...Read more

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What is the probability odds of getting West Nile virus from 1 mosquito bite under the elbow neat Fremont, CA (Bay area) where the virus was detected?

What is the probability odds of getting West Nile virus from 1 mosquito bite under the elbow neat Fremont, CA (Bay area) where the virus was detected?

West nile virus: You have to be bitten by the mosquito that has fed on the wild bird that is infected with the virus. Not all mosquitos will be infected. Symptoms to watch for is fever, headache, mental confusion, tremors, or paralysis. Very yound and very old are more succeptible. ...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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Can you tell me how is malaria and west nile virus different?

Can you tell me how is malaria and west nile virus different?

WNV vs Malaria: West Nile Virus is found in temperate & tropical areas of the world & has been detected predominantly Culex & Aedes mosquitoes. WNV is a viral infection that causes flu-like syndrome in 20% of those infected. < 1/1000 people die from WNV infection.**Malaria is usually found in tropical & subtropical areas. Only female Anopheles mosquitoes can act as a vector for Malaria. WNV is a protozoan > ...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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Am I more likely to contract west nile virus in developed or under developed countries?

Anywhere: Wnv has caused human infection in africa, europe, the middle east, west and central asia, oceania, and most recently, north america. [1] [2] it first appeared in the western hemisphere as an outbreak of encephalitis in new york city in 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, the disease spread across the us, into canada, and to the caribbean islands and latin america. ...Read more

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Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

West Nile virus: There have been reports of possible transmission of the virus from mother to child during pregnancy or breast feeding, but these have been rare and not confirmed conclusively. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics work against west nile virus?

Will antibiotics work against west nile virus?

Not yet: No antibiotics are approved for use against west nile virus. Attempts at using ribavirin, immunoglobulins & interferons to treat wnv patients have been inconclusive. Numerous new medications are in development now. Fortunately 80-90% of people who are infected with wnv have no symptoms or disease. The elderly are at highest risk. Severe wnv infections have decreased in the past 10 years. ...Read more

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I got bitten by a mosquito will I get west nile virus?

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. ...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


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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more