Some mosquitoes may carry the West Nile virus, but it does not mean that all of them do. I am an expert becuase last week I got more than 15 mosquitoe bites, but I am still alive. The West Nile Virus was found throughout the Eastern United States in 2001, but nobody knows how the virus spread to the U.S.A. Some infected people will develop a mild illness with fever, headache, bodyaches, and sometimes skin rash and swollen glands. You can protect yourself from mosquitoe bites by applying insect repellent, that contains DEET, to your skin when you go outside. Although West Nile Virus originated in Africa, it has begun to spread and cause fatalities in North America.
Encephalitis is the swelling of the brain. It is commonly found in Africa, West and Central Asia, and the Middle East. The first case in the Western Hemisphere was reported in 1999.
It was found throughout the Eastern United States in 2001. Nobody knows how the virus first got to the United States.
Most people that get the West Nile Virus won't develop symptoms. Some people may become ill 3 to 15 days after they are bitten by an infected mosquito. Some of the infected people will develop a mild illness with fever, headache, bodyaches, and sometimes skin rash and swollen glands. There are no long-term effects due to mild illness. Only a small number of rashes have been fatal.
No specific therapy is available for the West Nile Virus. supportive therapy may be needed for West Nile Encephalitis. A way to prevent breeding mosquitoes is to drain standing water and watch for places where mosquitoes may breed. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, apply insect repellent that contains DEET t your skin when you go outside and always follow the...