Origin of the Virus
West Nile virus was first identified in 1937 in Uganda in eastern Africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in New York. Since then, the virus has spread throughout the US. Researchers believe West Nile virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then bites a person.
If you have West Nile virus, you will typically show the first virus symptoms within 3-14 days of being bitten.
How do you know if you have West Nile virus?
Symptoms and signs of West Nile virus include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash, and swollen lymph nodes. Severe symptoms and signs may include stiff neck, sleepiness, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, and paralysis. Most cases ofWest Nile virus infection are mild and go unreported
How to Avoid West Nile Virus
According to the CDC
The most effective way to avoid West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Be aware of any West Nile virus activity in your area and take action to protect yourself and your family. Manatee County Info.
PREVENT MOSQUITO BITES
Use Insect Repellent
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Tips for Everyone
Always follow the product label instructions
Reapply insect repellent as directed.
Do not spray repellent on the skin underneath clothing
If you are also using sunscreen, apply the sunscreen first and insect repellent second.
Tips for Babies & Children
Always follow instructions when applying insect repellent to children.
Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months
Do not apply insect repellent onto a childs hands, eyes, mouth and cut or irritated skin
Adults: spray insect repellent onyo your hands and then apply to a child’s face.
do not use products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus OLE or para-menthane-diol PMD on children under 3.
Natural insect repellents
We do not know the effectiveness of non-EPA registered insect repellents
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants
Take steps to control mosquitoes inside and outside your home
Use screens on windows and doors. Repair holes in screens to keep mosquitoes outside.
Use air conditioning
Sleep under a mosquito bed net if air conditioned or screened rooms are not available or if sleeping outdoors.
Once a week be sure to empty, scrub and turn over cover or throw away items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys- etc.
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