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With summer finally upon us, mosquitoes are bound to be out in full force. The elderly are very susceptible to West Nile Virus (WNV) which mosquitoes carry. West Nile Virus is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall.

People typically develop symptoms between 3 and 14 days after they are bitten by the infected mosquito. There is no specific treatment for WNV infection. In cases with milder symptoms, people experience symptoms such as a fever and aches that pass on their own...


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