What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?

Author: Mosquito Squad of Victoria

West Nile Virus virus is being spotted across the U.S. and the numbers are rising. In hot, humid climates, like those of South Texas areas around Victoria and Port Aransas, the number of people infected with West Nile Virus is higher than in colder, more arid places. These numbers will keep rising. While many of us are aware of West Nile Virus, we may not know how to identify if the symptoms we are suffering, or family members are suffering are West Nile Virus or something different. If you have been around any mosquito-infested areas, or have noticed mosquitoes around your home, you should know how to identify the symptoms of West Nile Virus. So, we have decided to share some of the symptoms of the West Nile Virus Virus with you here.

West Nile Virus is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito species. Animals and humans can be affected by symptoms of West Nile Virus. The virus can be aggressive and cause infection to the nervous system, though severe cases are not common. West Nile Virus is passed on often from mosquitoes who have bitten an infected bird and then bite a human or other animal. It can be passed on from one mosquito to multiple people and animals.

Those affected by West Nile Virus don’t always show symptoms. About 20% of those infected actually exhibit symptoms of the illness. The incubation period is three days to up to two weeks.

Symptoms of West Nile Virus Include: 

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Body Aches
  • Joint Pain 
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

According to CDC data.

There are many ways you can effort to protect your family and pets from West Nile Virus, but one of the most effective is to eradicate the threat around your home and business. Mosquito Squad can help you do this with our barrier spray and mosquito misters for your yard. Victoria neighbors, Mosquito control is all we do, and that’s why we’re so good at it. Our focus is mosquitoes and ticks, and you will see the results, we guarantee it. Contact Mosquito Squad of Victoria today to start your mosquito control plan by calling us  or by visiting our website today!