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Natural ways to prevent west nile virus from mosquitoes?

Keep mosquitoes away. Stay out of areas with mosquitos, or use nets, special "mosquito-proof" clothing, and mosquito repellant - there are many kinds. Read more...
Mosquito control. Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. Read more...

How are humans infected by west nile virus?

Mosquito bite. 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...

Where am I more likely to be bitten by a west nile virus infected mosquito?

Unovered skin. Not covered skin is unprotected. Use hats, long sleeves, long pants, shirts covering back, glasses. Areas were mosquitos live and near ponds, lakes, sea. Read more...
West Nile Virus. Wnv is a mosquito-borne virus found in temperate and tropical regions of the world. Wnv disease occurred sporadically and was considered a minor risk for humans until an outbreak in the 1990's with wnv-encephalitis. Wnv is now considered to be an endemic pathogen in africa, asia, australia, the middle east, europe and the United States. In 2012, 286 americans died from wnv. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
See below. There was one reported infection of a fetus who had complications. However, it is uncertain if the infection caused the problems. Many more infants have been born to infected mothers, who were not infected. The advice is to contact your ob, if you get a west nile infection. Read more...

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...
West Nile Virus. 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...