How is it treated?

There is no human vaccine currently available and no specific treatment for the West Nile Virus, but in a serious case, an individual may be hospitalized to ensure good supportive care.

Because most symptoms are mild, and similar to other viral diseases, the disease is underreported. It is thought that infected people develop a lifelong immunity to the disease. For more information on West Nile Virus, visit the West Nile Virus Website.

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