Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
September since West Nile Virus was first detected in the United States in 1999. This tip sheet contains important information to help you recognize and prevent West Nile Virus. What is West Nile Virus? West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious disease. Researchers believe WNV is a seasonal epidemic in North America. Most cases are reported during late summer and into the fall.
What Are the Symptoms?
People usually develop symptoms within 3 to 14 days after they are bitten by the infected mosquito.Serious Symptoms Are Rare. Less than 1 percentof people infected with WNV will develop severe illness. Severe symptoms can include:
No Symptoms in Most People.
About 80 percent of people infected with WNV will show no symptoms at all, according to CDC.
When to Seek Medical Attention
The information provided in this document is intended for educational purposes only. Readers with further questions or a need for assistance are strongly encouraged to contact Business Health Services at the phone number and website below. 1-800-327-2251 www.bhsonline.com
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - New Castle, DE