What are the symptoms of West Nile?
According to the Center For Disease Control, most people that become infected with the West Nile Virus will not show any symptoms (approximately 80%).

Milder Symptoms in Some People
Milder symptoms can include: fever, headache, and body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph nodes. Estimated that 20% of people who become infected with West Nile Virus will develop West Nile Fever.

Serious Symptoms in a Few People
Severe symptoms include; headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, and paralysis. These symptoms may last several weeks, and neurological effects may be permanent. Estimated that about 1 in 150 people infected with West Nile virus will develop severe illness.

People will typically develop symptoms between 3-14 days after they are bitten by an infected mosquito.

If you develop the symptoms mentioned above, contact your doctor immediately.

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