What should I do if I think I have WNV?

Mild WNV illness often improves on its own, and people do not necessarily need to seek medical attention for this infection, however, it is always best to check with your physician, if uncertain. If you develop symptoms of severe WNV illness, such as unusually severe headaches or confusion, seek medical attention immediately. Severe WNV illness usually requires hospitalization. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are encouraged to talk to their doctor if they develop symptoms that could be WNV.

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1. What are the symptoms of WNV?
2. How does it spread?
3. How soon do infected people get sick?
4. How is WNV infection treated?
5. What should I do if I think I have WNV?
6. What is the risk of catching WNV?