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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in the San Fernando Valley

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in the San Fernando Valley

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in the San Fernando Valley. Health officials are notifying San Fernando Valley residents that mosquitoes in the area have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Porter Ranch and Sherman Oaks just had mosquito samples taken. Last week, mosquitoes found in Panorama City, tested positive. Get rid of any standing water on your properties because those spots can become mosquito-breeding sites! Take measures to keep your family safe!

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Furthermore, as a resident of the Valley, I immediately asked myself, “Who has been bitten by a mosquito over the past couple of weeks?” “Will I get sick?”  “What are the symptoms?” and “What can I do?”

What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?

But, what are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?  Some symptoms include headaches, body aches, fever, skin rash, and swollen lymph nodes. Severe symptoms might include stiff neck, disorientation, sleepiness, coma, tremors, convulsions, and even paralysis. Most cases of the West Nile virus infection may go unreported, because they symptoms are mild.

How long does it take for the symptoms to come?

Symptoms.  It takes 3 to 14 days after being bitten before the first virus symptoms appear.

Can I die from West Nile Virus?

Rare cases of West Nile Virus lead to death.   These more serious forms of infection can cause long-term illness, brain damage, permanent disability, and — in rare cases — even death. Symptoms will begin 3 to 14 days after a person is infected. Severe West Nile virus infection causes symptoms such as: high fever.

Is there a cure or treatment for West Nile Virus?

No vaccine or specific antiviral treatments for West Nile virus infection are available. Patients, with severe cases, often need to be hospitalized! They receive supportive treatment. including intravenous fluids, pain medication, nursing care, etc.

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2 thoughts on “Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in the San Fernando Valley”

  1. OMG! I live in Panorama City where the mosquitos were found with it. Its very scary. Thanks for informing us.

    1. You’re welcome. Be sure to wear long sleeves when you are outside. Also remove any standing water like buckets.

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