West Nile Fever: A few months ago in Kerala, India, a seven-year-old boy lost his life due to West Nile fever. The West Nile Virus (WNV) clearly affected the boy’s nervous system. Due to which difficulties increased and he died due to heart attack. The West Nile virus, like dengue, malaria and chikungunya, is also spread by mosquitoes. This culex mosquito is more active in summer.
West Nile fever in summer increases the risk of mosquito-borne infections, so caution should be exercised. The virus can also be spreaded through contact with other infected animals, their blood or other tissues. It can also be spreaded through organ transplantation, transfusion and breast milk.
What are the symptoms of West Nile Fever
West Nile fever initial symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, body aches, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes (only occasionally) and swelling of lymph glands. As the condition becomes severe, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, muscle weakness and paralysis may occur.
How to avoid this disease
1. The most effective way to prevent infection is to avoid mosquito bites. Use these insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants and take all steps to control mosquitoes indoors.
2. Mosquitoes can lay eggs in a pot of money plant or in water tanks roof if they are not covered properly.
3. Try using a mosquito net or mosquito repellent.