Who gets West Nile Virus infection?
Anyone can get West Nile Virus infection if bitten by an infected mosquito; however, even in areas where transmission of West Nile virus is known to be occurring only a small proportion of mosquitoes are likely to be infected. Even if a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, the chance of developing illness is approximately 1/200. People who are over age 50 are at greater risk of severe illness.

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1. Who gets West Nile Virus infection?
2. How is West Nile virus spread?
3. I’ve gotten a mosquito bite. Should I be tested for West Nile Virus infection?
4. What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus infection?
5. How soon after exposure do symptoms appear?
6. Does past infection with West Nile Virus make a person immune?
7. What is the treatment for West Nile Virus infection? Is there a vaccine for West Nile Virus?
8. How can West Nile virus infection be prevented?