When should I seek medical help if I think I have West Nile Virus?

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 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
West Nile Virus is transmitted by infected mosquitoes during summer and fall. If you think you have been infected only a blood test can determine if you have West Nile Virus. There is no medicine for this illness but a human vaccine may be available in the future.

Get medical help for:
  • headache with neck stiffness
  • high fever
  • tremors, muscle weakness
  • convulsion/seizure
  • vision loss
  • numbness, paralysis
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