|DuPage County Health Department WNV Surveillance|
|Updated: June 10, 2013|
|Total Mosquitos Tested||3728|
|Mosquito Pools Tested||92|
|Positive Mosquito Pools||0|
|Positive Bird Specimens||0|
|Total Human Cases||0|
|Age range of cases: NA|
|Communities with Human Cases: NA|
|Positive Mosquito Pool Rate: NA|
|Minimum Mosquito Pool infection Rate: NA|
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that is commonly found in Africa, West Asia, the Middle East, and recently in the United States. The WNV can cause encephalitis (swelling of the brain) and meningitis (swelling of the lining of the brain and spinal cord). Most who are infected with the WNV have no symptoms or experience very mild symptoms. Mild symptoms include a fever, headache, and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash on the trunk of the body and swollen lymph glands. Less than 1% of infected people with WNV will develop severe symptoms. Severe symptoms include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, and paralysis. The onset of symptoms is 3 to 14 days. Symptoms of mild disease will generally last a few days. Symptoms of severe disease may last several weeks, although neurological effects may be permanent.
Below are links to additional information on WNV.
Neato Mosquito is designed to teach 4th grade students about mosquito biology and the prevention of La Crosse encephalitis. Even though the program does not discuss West Nile Virus, the mosquito prevention message is appropriate for reducing mosquito risks around homes.
Updated Pertussis (whooping cough) Fact Sheets: