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West Nile Fever Warning

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012


West Nile Fever is caused by a virus that is mosquito-borne. Infections peak in high mosquito seasons (summer and early fall in tropical areas). There is no person-to-person transmission. Approximately 40% of individuals infected with the West Nile virus will develop an illness characterized by fever, headache and malaise. Most illnesses are not life-threatening and spontaneous recovery is the rule. Preventive measures include mosquito control and use of insect repellants when students will be outside for extended periods during mosquito season. Please use mosquito repellant if you will be spending prolonged periods of time outside or around standing water. The products are available in the SHC pharmacy. For more information-http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/


For more information contact Scott Tims via email to mtims@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-314-7400

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://tulane.edu/health
 

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