Nevada State Health Division reports human case of West Nile Virus in Pershing County
The Nevada State Health Division is reporting one human case associated with West Nile Virus. The individual is under the ago 50 and a Pershing County resident.
The Pershing County individual has the less severe form of the disease, West Nile Fever.
West Nile Virus most often is spread by the bit of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes are WNV carriers that become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread WNV to humans and other animals when they bite. West Nile Virus is not spread through casual contact such as touching or kissing a person infected with the virus.
It is estimated that 20 percent of the people who become infected will develop West Nile fever. Symptoms include fever, headache, tiredness and body aches.
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