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West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted by mosquitoes to humans. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1 in 5 people who are infected will ever develop symptoms, and less than 1% of those infected have serious medical consequences. Of those people that develop symptoms, they can expect headache, vomiting, rash, body aches, joint pains, and diarrhea. Those people that suffer serious medical issues from WNV can develop neurological conditions such as encephalitis or meningitis. 

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