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West Nile Virus & Memory Loss

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With all of the recent news regarding the mosquito-borne illnesses called the Zika virus, people may have forgotten about the West Nile virus, but it’s still out there, and it's not going away any time soon. To add to that, new research shows that the West Nile virus has longer-term implications than previously known, including memory loss and other neurological problems that last for years.

Mosquitoes Carrying Brain Damage

Excuse us for the harsh terminology, but that’s essentially what’s happening! Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have infected their human hosts and resultingly caused brain damage with the virus they were initially carrying. Thousands of West Nile virus patients were found with brain damage that may be caused by their neurons being destroyed by their own immune system as part of an immune response to the West Nile disease.

Every year as mosquito season arrives, so does the West Nile virus, causing fever in thousands of people nationwide and life-threatening brain infections in an unlucky few.

Prevent Mosquitoes from Biting You in the First Place

You can of course always help prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as the West Nile virus with quality mosquito spraying services. We provide quality mosquito spraying services in Atlanta and Charleston. Contact us for more information on how you can help prevent the spread of the West Nile virus, today. Read more:

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