Researchers at the Cleveland clinic say after reviewing West Nile cases from last year, they realize now that severe muscle weakness and paralysis occur more than just occasionally in patients who end up with a serious case.
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Of course, the experts stress that most people who contract West Nile virus will never show any symptoms. But seniors and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.
So, remember, the best way to protect against West Nile, which is carried by infected mosquitos, is to simply use bug spay when you're outside.
If you start feeling any of these symptoms: headache, backache, fever, confusion, and rapidly progressing muscle weakness, tell your doctor.