According to a Houston Department of Health and Human Services, news release, the city has confirmed its very first human case of the West Nile virus in Houston, Texas, this year.
A 52-year-old lady, a resident of northeast Houston, developed symptoms associated with the West Nile virus. She was confessed into a local medical facility in late June. Although she was hospitalized almost a month back, her case of West Nile virus was not verified till just recently.
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The Houston Department of Health and Human Services verified a total amount of 55 human cases and 4th deaths from the West Nile virus last year in the city of Houston and Harris County. There were 28 cases and no deaths in 2005. In 2004 there were 41 cases and 2 deaths from the virus.
Due to the very first human case being validated in Houston, the city and the Health Department are now encouraging and advising all Houston locals to take precautions against mosquitoes and the West Nile virus.
The West Nile virus can lead to light symptoms such as a fever, headaches, muscle aches, and rashes, it can likewise lead to serious and severe issues such as encephalitis, swelling of the brain, or meningitis, inflammation of the membrane around the brain. More severe symptoms can consist of high fevers, migraine-like headaches, stiff neck, come, disorientation, muscle shakes or spasms, and paralysis. Frequently symptoms will not appear for 3 to 14 days after being bitten.
Symptoms of these consist of severe headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremblings, convulsions, muscle weakness and paralysis.
Those who are at the highest risk of establishing severe infections include young children, the elderly, and those who have gotten current organ transplants.
Modification standing pools of water, such as bird baths, pool, and animal water bowls, often (a minimum of wine a day).
Report dead animals, especially birds, to the regional health department as they could need to be picked up for West Nile virus screening.
Instantly look for clinical attention if you or any individual else in your home is bitten by a mosquito and establish West Nile-like symptoms.