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- The chance that any one person is going to become ill from a mosquito bite remains low.
- Most people who are infected with the virus will not develop any symptoms at all.
- The risk of severe illness and death is highest for people over 50 years old.
Advise your patients to take the following precautions (described in detail in Fight the Bite! Avoid Mosquito Bites to Avoid Infection):
- avoid mosquito bites
- mosquito-proof your home
- help your community
Articles from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) journal, & other sources; some clinical information
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Information on current outbreak status, surveillance & control guidelines, including section covering laboratory diagnosis of West Nile virus