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West Nile Virus


West Nile Virus

  • Most often spread by the bite of an infected mosquito
  • Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on infected birds
  • One in 150 infected people develop severe symptoms such as stupor, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis
  • 80 percent of people infected have no symptoms
  • There is no specific treatment, but in severe cases hospitalization can be required
  • Can be prevented by community-based mosquito control programs

Source: CDC
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