(Wichita, Kan) — More than half way through the summer cases of West Nile virus are popping up in Sedgwick County. According to Via Christi Hospital there have been two confirmed patients with West Nile Virus.
A hospital spokesperson says that only 1 in 10 West Nile cases need medical attention. It is possible for some to fight off the infection naturally. Some symptoms for the virus include fever, headache, tenderness, and body aches.
You can take precautions to avoid being exposed to West Nile, by removing standing water such as baby pools and small ponds. It is also recommended to use a mosquito repellent with DEET.
If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to the virus contact a medical professional for assistance.