Story by: Norton Healthcare on August 14, 2020
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have been found in Louisville’s 40202 and 40204 ZIP codes, the city’s Department of Public Health and Wellness announced Wednesday.
The risk of becoming sick or developing West Nile virus symptoms is low. Here’s what you need to know:
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There is no specific West Nile virus treatment or vaccine. Many physicians will recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce fever and help with some symptoms. In extreme cases, hospitalization may be necessary.
Health officials recommend mosquito bite prevention as a front-line defense. Here’s what you can do:
West Nile virus is just one of the many viruses, including Zika, carried by mosquitoes.
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