What are the symptoms of West Nile virus?

Peter DeLucia
Health Education
In most of the population, West Nile virus is asymptomatic; but flu-like symptoms and fever after being bitten by mosquitos can be a red flag. In this video, public health specialist Peter DeLucia, MPA, explains the main symptoms to look out for. 
The symptoms of West Nile virus include headache, fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, and paralysis. West Nile virus may also present with no symptoms. (This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Connecticut State University Athletic Training Education Program)

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.

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