Seniors need to guard against West Nile virus

August 27th, 2012 No Comments

Seniors and those providing NJ elder care should be aware that older adults are at higher risks of developing severe symptoms of the West Nile virus. According to the CDC, this year has had the greatest number of cases (over 1000) in U.S. history. Older adults are being advised to take safety measures to guard against becoming infected, especially those with health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease and respiratory disease. These health issues place them at greater risk and should avoid areas in which mosquitoes are present.

Symptoms of West Nile virus:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Body Aches
  • Skin rash
  • Swollen Lymph Glands

 


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