West Nile Virus – Treatment, Prevention and Remedies of West Nile Virus
The infection of West Nile Virus is deadly, because no drug has been found yet to treat this condition. Dealing with viral infections is always a challenge. No anti-virals have been found out yet to kill virus. Most of the antivirals available today are effective only in checking either any reproductive or infectious phage of the virus or stopping the viral activity.
Our body’s immunity is the only destroyer of the virus till now. The percentage of people dying from infection from West Nile virus is much less, i.e. less than 1% of people. Till today no vaccine is developed to prevent the occurrence of WMV.
Prevention of infection from West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus is transmitted through mosquitoes. So the first thing we can do is to prevent the mosquitoes. The following steps may be followed to prevent the transmission of infection by mosquitoes.
- Using a bug spray or a bug repellent at home. Follow the guidelines of the manufacturer printed on the bug repellent or sprays.
- Wearing additional clothing can also help in limiting the bare skin exposure for mosquito bite.
- Do not allow water to stagnate at or near your surrounding. Standing water is the breeding ground for mosquitoes.
- Eliminate any stagnant water found in your locality.
- Repair any opening at your home to stop the way for mosquitoes to enter.
- Do not allow any mess and dirt at home. Keep your house neat and tidy.
- Always use protective gloves while performing analysis of death in birds.
- Prevent your skin from contact with tissue of body fluid from birds.
- Drink plenty of fluids and take immediate steps with onset of mild symptoms.
- If mosquitoes are active in your area, then use curtains, screen, close doors and windows before dawn.
- Staying indoors after dawn is better.