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WEST NILE VIRUS

West Nile Virus is spread by mosquitoes who have bitten infected birds causing a seasonal disease that occurs most frequently in the summer and fall when mosquitoes are most prevalent in the United States. When they bite humans the disease can easily spread to the host and can be very serious.

TEST FOR WEST NILE VIRUS WITH A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST

ANY LAB TEST NOW® offers a simple blood test that can detect the West Nile Virus, with results in only 48 – 72 hours. This lab test can help give people, especially those with young children, seniors, or pregnant or nursing mothers, peace of mind. If the virus is detected or if a person develops symptoms, they should consult with their physician quickly for appropriate care.

WEST NILE VIRUS SYMPTOMS

80% of people infected with the West Nile Virus will not show any symptoms. Flu-like symptoms are the most common if a person is infected, and can include:
  • Fever
  • Headache and body aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Neck stiffness

SEVERE SYMPTOMS OF WEST NILE VIRUS

Usually the disease improves on its own but those who develop severe West Nile Virus usually need to be hospitalized. Severe symptoms include:
  • High fever
  • Headache
  • Neck stiffness
  • Stupor
  • Disorientation
  • Coma
  • Tremors
  • Muscle weakness
  • Convulsions
  • Vision loss
  • Numbness or paralysis
The symptoms can last for weeks and have the potential to cause permanent neurological damage. Contact your closest ANY LAB TEST NOW location to schedule a West Nile Virus lab test.