mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in several Illinois counties, including Cook County (which includes Chicago) and surrounding areas

Mild Symptoms  – Fever – Headache – Body ache – Mild rash – Swollen lymph gland Severe Symptoms – Rapid onset of severe headache – Muscle weakne

Serious Complications: – Inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) – Inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis)

Long-term Effects: – Fatigue and muscle weakness that can linger for month – Permanent memory loss, hearing loss, balance or gait issues, and other neurological condition

Treatment: – Mild symptoms are usually treated at home with over-the-counter medications. – Severe symptoms require hospitalization and supportive care, such as IV fluids, breathing machines.

Prevention: – Protecting oneself from mosquito bites is the best way to reduce the risk of infection. This includes using insect repellents, wearing protective clothing.

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