West Nile Virus!

Protect Yourself!

Prevention

1. Avoid unnecessary outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most prevalent, such as at dawn, dusk, and early evening.

2. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when you go into mosquito-infested areas.

Do you think you have West Nile Virus?

Mild Signs:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Skin rash
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Eye pain
Serious Signs:

  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Stupor or coma
  • Tremors or muscle jerking
  • Lack of coordination
  • Convulsions
  • Pain
  • Partial paralysis or sudden muscle weakness

Treatment

No vaccine or specific antiviral treatments for West Nile virus infection are available. In severe cases, patients often need to be hospitalized to receive supportive treatment, such as intravenous fluids, pain medication, and nursing care.