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WEST NILE VIRUS IS TERRORIZING STEINVILLE

WEST NILE VIRUS IS VERY DANGEROUS AND HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS

SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR

Serious cases could bring symptoms such as:


  • fever
  • severe headaches
  • painful body aches
  • joint pain
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • rash (usually on stomach or chest)

WEST NILE VIRUS AREAS

WEST NILE VIRUS IS USUALLY CONRTACTED FROM MOSQUITOES

Mosquitoes are commonly found in areas with stagnant water such as:


  • bird baths
  • pools
  • bottom of trash cans
  • clogged gutters

WAYS TO PREVENT INFECTION

Ways to prevent infection include:



  • always wear insect repellent when outdoors
  • wear longs sleeves and long pants from dawn to dusk.
  • repair window and door screens
  • use air conditioning if you have it
  • empty out any stagnant water around your house


Treatment & Vaccination Information

IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS OF WEST NILE VIRUS PLEASE SEE YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY!


There is no treatment for West Nile virus other than taking over the counter pain medicine to lower your fever and relieve some of your symptoms.


There is no available vaccination for West Nile virus.