West Nile Virus is a dangerous disease

West Nile Virus is a dangerous disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, claim that last year 9862 cases of West Nile Virus were reported to the CDC last year. Out of the 98 hundred cases, 2947 of them were from Colorado which is roughly 30 percent of all known cases in the United States. West Nile Virus is a dangerous disease but with the knowledge of preventive measure you minimize the likeness of infection. West Nile virus was first discovered in 1937 in the West Nile district of Uganda. New interest was created by the West Nile virus when it emerged in the United States for the first time in the New York City area in August 1999. There were 62 confirmed human cases and 7 deaths during this outbreak, creating widespread concern. WNV primarily transmitted to humans by a mosquito of the Culex species. However, according to Edward B. Hayes that West Nile virus can be transferred through blood transfusions and organ transplantation. The virus can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord). Symptoms of the Virus Once you get bitten by the mosquito infected with West Nile Virus, there are a wide range of symptoms from showing no signs of disease to rapidly fatal brain infection. According to eMedicine.com the likelihood of a person developing illness after infection with West Nile virus is about 1 in every 140-300 people. Initial symptoms include the sudden onset of fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, and overall feeling of illness. Headache is particularly common and may be severe. The person may have sensitivity to light with pain behind the eyes. In most cases West Nile Virus will last for a few days, although there have been documented cases of the minor symptoms lasting for weeks. The symptoms of severe infection include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, and paralysis. In this…


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