West Nile virus is a dangerous infection caused by infected blood that is transferred by mosquitoes. In many cases, infected individuals do not exhibit any symptoms. When they do occur, symptoms generally appear 3 to 14 days after the bite and involve fevers, headaches, rashes, and fatigue. In most mild cases, symptoms dissipate after a week. In some cases, symptoms can be more severe and may include a high fever, paralysis, neck stiffness, tremors, or a coma. In rare cases, the disease can result in death. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for the disease, but medical interventions can help manage symptoms. Since treatment is not an option, mosquito prevention is the best tool for managing West Nile.
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