In 2004, Arkansas had 28 human cases of the virus with no deaths. However, in 2005 there were 28 human cases with three deaths. West Nile virus is transmitted by infected mosquitoes to humans, horses and other animals after feeding on diseased birds, which are the host animals. Symptoms of human West Nile virus infections typically begin within 14 days following the insect bite and consist of fever, muscle and joint aches, listlessness, and in most severe cases, headaches which may indicate encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). There is no specific treatment for West Nile virus infection; avoiding mosquitoes is the best prevention. To reduce your risk of contracting the virus, follow these protective measures: Stay indoors when mosquitoes are most active, usually at dusk and dawn. When it is necessary to be outdoors, wear protective clothing and use mosquito repellent that is FDA approved. (Copyright 2006 Newsroom Solutions, LLC)
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Springdale Woman Accused of Stealing Mother's Health Funds
FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- A Springdale woman stands accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her mother's healthcare funds.
Swanson Named to Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List
Swanson is on the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List for the third consecutive season
Arkansas opens SEC Tourney with Ole Miss
The 15th-ranked Arkansas baseball team will face 21st ranked Ole Miss Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
Cook Named Academic All-District
Cook, the NCAA Fayetteville runner-up, carries a 3.83 grade point average in biology
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