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Avoiding the West Nile Virus

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Cary Cook shares the concerns many people have about mosquitos infected with the West Nile Virus. Good information can waylay many fears, and this article may do much in that department.

Have you wondered how the West Nile Virus is spread? Or whether you might fall into a high risk category? Have you wondered what symptoms are the result of the West Nile Virus? Chances are you'd like to do what you can to prevent the bite of an infected mosquito. Read this article and you will find answers to many of your questions.

"Most people infected with WNV don’t have symptoms or even realize they’ve been infected. Only 20 percent of people infected with the virus are symptomatic, and even then the symptoms are usually mild. But in less than 1 percent of cases, the infection is serious and can cause neurological problems due to inflammation in the brain."


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