Although no major consequence occurs in the majority of the population, it can be very dangerous for a certain population at risk (those with weakened immune systems) and may be the cause of neurological diseases, sometimes even resulting in death.
Most people infected with the virus have no symptoms or , in mild cases , symptoms may resemble those of influenza. Headache and fever are common. Exceptionally serious cases were reported , resulting in meningitis or encephalitis.
Symptoms usually develop between 3-5 days after the bite but can take up to 15 days.
The best way to prevent West Nile Virus in your community with a program of control of biting insects. This is the most effective and safest solution since it allows to solve the problem before it even arises.
A program like this helps to target areas most at risk for the development of potentially infected mosquitoes and apply a biological larvicide to prevent the spread of the mosquito.
For several years, GDG Environment has been working in Municipalities of Ontario and Quebec to conduct an effective vector control.
See free health information line 8-1-1 . In the case of symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, muscle weakness or confusion, consult a physician.