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Mosquito season: How to identify symptoms of West Nile virus | Just The FAQs

January 3, 2020


When a mosquito bites, it injects you with a
tiny amount of saliva. If that mosquito recently
fed on a bird infected with the West Nile virus, you might have just received
more than a bug bite because mosquitoes don’t
just transmit diseases from person to person. They can also deliver the goods
from one species to another. The good news, though, is
that around 80% of people who contract West Nile
virus don’t even notice. But for the unfortunate few, are just a handful of symptoms that arise two to 14 days after being bitten. And in the most severe cases, Although there’s no way
to prevent the virus, you can reduce the likelihood
of receiving a bite from a mosquito by getting
rid of any standing water outside your home where
mosquitoes lay eggs and breed, making sure your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens, and of course, using insect repellent.

2 Comments

  • Reply Ксения Ковалевская July 23, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Why would there be West Nile Virus in America anyway? How would it get here? Is there a reason all these strange viruses and diseases are coming to America these days?

  • Reply Xmas_ ERR_0_R August 30, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Let's make mosquito proof suits

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