How to protect yourself and your patients against West Nile virus

A mild winter, early spring, and hot summer have caused more reported infections of West Nile virus this year than any other year since 2004, according to public health officials. Follow these guidelines to protect yourself and your patients.

A mild winter, early spring, and hot summer have caused more reported infections of West Nile virus this year than any other year since 2004, according to public health officials.

Here is a set of guidelines to help prevent West Nile infection that you can follow for your safety and also share with your patients.

The CDC answers common questions about West Nile virus, such as:
What is West Nile virus?
What can I do to prevent West Nile virus?
What are the symptoms of West Nile virus?
How does West Nile virus spread?
How soon do infected people get sick?
How is West Nile virus treated?
What should I do if I think I have West Nile virus?
.... and more

The CDC reports a surge in U.S. West Nile virus activity. Five states have reported three quarters of all cases.

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