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'''West Nile fever''' is found in [[mosquito]]s in Crestone. In most cases symptoms are mild; however, neurological diseases that may occur are West Nile encephalitis, which causes inflammation of the brain, West Nile meningitis, which causes inflammation of the meninges, which are the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, West Nile meningoencephalitis, which causes inflammation of the brain and also the meninges surrounding it, and West Nile poliomyelitis—spinal cord inflammation, which results in a syndrome similar to polio, which may cause acute flaccid paralysis. Humans are not infectious; the disease is spread by infected birds.
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'''West Nile fever''' is found in [[mosquito]]s in Crestone. West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites. There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms. Less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.<ref>CDC</ref> Humans are not infectious; the disease is spread by infected birds.
  
 
*[[Wikipedia:West Nile fever]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:West Nile fever]]

Revision as of 04:20, 26 July 2017

West Nile fever is found in mosquitos in Crestone. West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites. There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms. Less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.[1] Humans are not infectious; the disease is spread by infected birds.

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