mosquito-borne illnesses

West Nile Virus: What You Need to Know


The recent West Nile virus outbreak is on track to be the worst in U.S. history since the disease first arrived here in 1999. States across the country have reported outbreaks. Texas, South Dakota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Michigan, California and Ohio have been the hardest hit. Though many cases of West Nile have mild, flu-like symptoms, the virus can lead to more severe illnesses, such as encephalitis, meningitis and other neurological problems, and can be fatal. We want to make sure you know what to look for and how to protect yourself. “What is West Nile virus?” West Nile virus...
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