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West Nile Infection. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO Ensure YOURSELF. What Is West Nile Infection?. West Nile Infection (WNV) is an infection spread to people by the nibble of a contaminated mosquito A great many people (80%) who are tainted with WNV won't become ill
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What Is West Nile Virus? West Nile Virus (WNV) is an infection spread to people by the chomp of a tainted mosquito Most individuals (80%) who are contaminated with WNV won\'t become ill Some individuals (20%) who are tainted with WNV will have a mellow sickness with manifestations like fever, cerebral pain, muscle throbs, and perhaps imprudent

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What Is West Nile Virus? Not very many individuals (1 out of 150) tainted with WNV will create extreme sicknesses influencing the mind and sensory system. These ailments, normally meningitis or encephalitis, have manifestations, for example, fever, cerebral pain, muscle shortcoming, hardened neck, disarray, and tremors.

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Who Is At Risk? Any individual who lives in a range where WNV is dynamic has a generally safe of getting to be contaminated. WNV is found all through Georgia. Individuals beyond 50 years old are most at danger of creating extreme illness when tainted with WNV. Individuals with debilitated invulnerable frameworks or individuals with other interminable medicinal conditions are additionally at danger of serious ailment. On the other hand, serious sickness is still generally extraordinary.

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What Is Being Done To Protect Me From WNV? General Health authorities in Georgia are following the infection utilizing observation data. Reconnaissance recognizes winged creatures, steeds, and mosquitoes that are certain for WNV and assists authorities with deciding the regions where individuals are most at danger. Aversion projects are then begun in high-hazard ranges.

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What Can I Do To Protect Myself From WNV? There are two essential approaches to shield yourself from WNV: Personal assurance (keeping mosquitoes from gnawing you) Source decrease (keeping mosquitoes from rearing close to you\'re home) It is imperative that Georgians hone both these routines for WNV counteractive action

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Personal Protection The mosquito that most generally conveys WNV likes to nibble individuals in right on time morning and early night hours. Along these lines, stay inside at nightfall and first light to dodge mosquito nibbles. On the off chance that you must go outside at these circumstances, wear long sleeves and long jeans to decrease the measure of skin presented for mosquitoes to nibble.

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Personal Protection Some mosquitoes are constantly dynamic. In the event that you must be outside when mosquitoes are gnawing, wear creepy crawly repellent containing 10-35% DEET. The creepy crawly repellent may list this substance as N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide. Use anti-agents that contain close to 10% DEET on youngsters. Apply creepy crawly repellent to all uncovered skin. Verify every one of your windows have tight-fitting screens with no gaps in them.

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Source Reduction Eliminating mosquito rearing ranges around your house is an incredible approach to lessen your danger of being nibbled by a mosquito. Mosquitoes don\'t fly exceptionally a long way from where they breed. In the event that you have mosquitoes in your yard then you ought to wipe out any wellsprings of water where they may be rearing.

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Source Reduction To take out mosquito rearing zones: Dispose of old tin jars, jugs, tires, plant pots, and whatever other compartment that can hold water. Store wheelbarrows, cans, pontoons, and so forth upside down so water can\'t aggregate in them. Assess downpour drains and downspouts and uproot any leaves and different flotsam and jetsam.

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Source Reduction To dispose of mosquito rearing zones: Empty stagnant water basins, lily lakes, wading pools, and so on in any event once per week. Appropriately keep up and treat lawn swimming pools. Cover any pool not being used so water and leaves don\'t collect in it. Make sure the spread does not hold pockets of water.

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A Mosquito Bit Me – What Should I Do? Most mosquitoes don\'t convey WNV, and the vast majority contaminated with WNV don\'t become ill so you ought not stress. Be that as it may, in the event that you add to a fever, delayed cerebral pain, or side effects of cerebrum or sensory system contamination (hardened neck, bewilderment or perplexity, or muscle shortcoming) inside of 2 weeks you ought to see your specialist.

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For More Information Georgia Division of Public Health Mosquito-Borne Diseases Website: http://health.state.ga.us/epi/vbd/mosquito.asp CDC West Nile Virus Website: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm Still have questions about West Nile Virus? Call the Georgia Division of Public Health at 404-657-2588.

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