Family speaks after son contracts West Nile Virus


SYMPTOMS IN HUMANS, IT CAN BE DADLY TO OUR PETS! NOW, THE MOST COMMON WAY TO GET INFECTED WITH THE WEST NILE VIRUS IS THROUGH A MOSQUITO BITE. THE FIRST CONFIRMED CASE THIS YEAR CAME OUT OF WEBER COUNTY. TODAY, A WOMAN TELLS ABC 4 NEWS HER SON CONTRACTED THE WEST NILE VIRUS. SHE SAYS HE WAS HEALTHY UNTIL SHE GOT A CALL SAYING HE WAS SICK WITH A DEBILITATING HEADACHE. WE GET TO HIM. HE’S COLLAPSED IN HIS YARD, LAYING ON THE GROUND, IMMOBILE. MY HEALTHY SON IS NOW IMMOBILE. TREMBLING WITH A SIX INCH TREMOR. SWEATING PROFUSELY. AND ABSOLUTELY CONFUSED. Surae: RYAN’S MOTHER SAID THEY RUSHED HIM TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE IT TOOK FOUR DAYS FOR MEDICAL EXPERTS TO DECIDE IT WAS THE WEST NILE VIRUS. SHE SAYS RYAN CAN NO LONGER EAT, WALK, AND HAS TROUBLE SPEAKING. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE INFECTED WITH WEST NILE, DO NOT DEVELOP SYMPTOMS. BUT IF THEY DO, SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: HEADACHES, BODY ACHES, VOMITING OR RASH. Rick: FROM YOUR LOCAL

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