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What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus infection?
The disease may be mild or serious. Mild illness includes fever and muscle aches, swollen lymph glands and sometimes a skin rash. In the elderly, infection may spread to the nervous system or bloodstream and cause sudden fever, intense headache, and stiff neck and confusion, possibly resulting in encephalitis or meningitis. Healthy children and adults may not have any symptoms.

Public Health - West Nile Virus

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1. Who gets West Nile Virus infection?
2. How is West Nile virus spread?
3. I’ve gotten a mosquito bite. Should I be tested for West Nile Virus infection?
4. What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus infection?
5. How soon after exposure do symptoms appear?
6. Does past infection with West Nile Virus make a person immune?
7. What is the treatment for West Nile Virus infection? Is there a vaccine for West Nile Virus?
8. How can West Nile virus infection be prevented?