The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has 468 reports of human West Nile Virus cases across the country this year.
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Most cases in Ohio occur from May through October, when mosquitoes are most active, according to ODH.
While most people with West Nile Virus don’t show any symptoms, common signs of the virus are fever, headaches, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea and rash.
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More severe symptoms are meningitis and the inflammation of the brain and surrounding tissues.
Anyone who thinks they have symptoms of West Nile Virus should contact their doctor.