In order to inform our students about this virus, we are providing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
West Nile virus (WNV) is potentially serious illness. It is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. However, the West Nile virus is not spread through casual contact such as touching or kissing a person with the virus.
The symptoms will include:
One in 150 people that are infected with this virus will develop severe illness.
This illness may include:
Treatment: There is no treatment for WNV infection. With the symptoms, such as fever and aches, they pass on their own, although illness may last weeks to months. In more severe cases, people need to go to the hospital where they can receive supportive treatment including intravenous fluids, help with breathing, and nursing care.
Use the “Four Ds”