Saturday, July 29, 2006


WNV symptoms

West Nile virus may infect more people in Idaho this year
...West Nile virus does not impose too much of a danger on most of people. Most people or more than 80 percent who are infected by the WNV experience no symptoms or mild, flu-like symptoms. About 20% of people who become infected with WNV will develop West Nile fever. Symptoms include fever, headache, tiredness, and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash (on the trunk of the body) and swollen lymph glands. While the illness can be as short as a few days, even healthy people have reported being sick for several weeks.

Severe symptoms associated with West Nile Viral infections include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, disorientation, tremors, muscle weakness, paralysis and coma. Symptoms from infection generally appear within 2-14 days after the bite of the mosquito...
Mosquitoes are such nasty little bugs, but they are here to feed the bats, I guess... Except, in this article:
Myths & Misconceptions (& The Facts!)- Bats & Mosquitoes, they say that only a very small number of mosquitoes were found in stomachs of bats in some study. At the end of this article are "some interesting mosquito facts."

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