WEST NILE VIRUS CONFIRMED IN YAVAPAI COUNTY
West Nile virus has recently been identified in humans in Yavapai County. Officials with Yavapai County Community Health Services say they are closely monitoring the situation.
West Nile Virus is the most common mosquito-borne disease in Arizona. Most individuals, around 80%, infected with West Nile virus will not have any signs or symptoms of disease.
• Symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, swollen glands, and muscle weakness. Symptoms can last days to weeks. The elderly and chronically ill are at greater risk for serious complications from the West Nile virus.
West Nile virus is only spread through mosquitoes and won’t spread through human contact.
There is no vaccine for West Nile virus. Natural recovery is the only solution.