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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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

It is possible to get west nile virus from a tick?

No. So far it only seems to be transmissible via mosquito. However, tick-borne rickettsial diseases can mimic the flu-like / brain-effecting west nile infection and probably be more dangerous. Read more...

Do I have the west nile virus? I have fever at night, cough, mucus and sore throat and just came back from vacation in arizona.

No way to know. More likely that you may have "desert fever" (coccidiodomycosis), but this is purely speculative. Suggest you see a doctor unless you are better in the next several days. West nile is conceivable, but very unlikely. Read more...