West Nile virus brings long-term side effects


THE LONG-TERM SIDE EFFECTS.>>ALONG WITH A CONFIRMED CASE
IN BERNALILLO COUNTY, THERE ARE
TWO CASES IN VALENCIA COUNTY AND
ONE IN DONA ANA. THE WOMAN WHO SHARED HER STORY
WITH ME, SAYS SHE’S NEVER BEEN
THE SAME SINCE SHE WAS INFECTED,
AND SHE WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW
THAT USING REPELLANT LIKE THIS
REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE. THE WEST NILE VIRUS.>>I’M AFRAID FOR ANYONE ELSE TO
GET IT.>>BECAUSE WHEN DENISE JOJOLA
GOT BITE BY A MOSQUITO CARRYING
THE VIRUS IN 2016, SHE NEVER
THOUGHT SHE’D STILL BE FACING
THE CONSEQUENCES OF IT.>>I HAVE HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE
NECK PAIN. DURING THE NIGHT I GET MUSCLE
CRAMPS IN MY LEGS, MY HANDS, MY
ARMS, MY FEET. IT AFFECTED MY VISION. I GET HEADACHES REALLY BAD.>>THE LONG TERM SIDE EFFECTS
THAT CAME FROM THE VIRUS IS SOME
OF THE WORST PAIN SHE’S
EXPERIENCED.>>I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO BE
AWARE OF WHAT IT DOES TO YOU.>>AND SEVERE CASES LIKE DENISES
ARE COMMON.>>THOSE SEVERE NUERO INVASIVE
CASES WHERE PEOPLE GET REALLY
SICK, THOSE ARE THE ONES WE’RE
REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT CAN
BE LIFE THREATENING. AND EVEN PEOPLE WHO MAKE A
RECOVERY, SOMETIMES IT’S NOT A
FULL RECOVERY.>>FRIDAY, THE NEW MEXICO HEALTH
DEPARTMENT CONFIRMED THERE ARE
AT LEAST FOUR HUMAN CASES IN THE
STATE, INCLUDING ONE IN
BERNALILLO.>>THE STRAIN THE IS TYPICALLY
FOUND IN THE U.S. NOW, IS
ACTUALLY, THE MUTATION HAS MADE
IT A LITTLE MORE VIRIAEL, SO
IT’S MORE LIEKLY TO CASUE SEVERE
DISEASE.>>DENISE HOPES SHARING HER
STORY WILL MOTIVATE TELL TO
SPRAY THEMSELVES AND STAY ALERT.>>THE SIDE EFFECTS FROM WEST
NILE ARE HORRIBLE. I’M NOT OVER IT, AND I DON’T
KNOW IF I EVER WILL BE.>>THE CITY AND COUNTY OFFER
FREE BUG SPRING AROUND YOUR
HOUSE. IF YOU HAPPEN TO SEE MOSQUITOES
IN YOUR BACK YARD OR AROUND YOUR
HOME, YOU CAN CALL 311, AND
THEY’LL SEND A CREW OUT TO HELP
YOU. REPORTING FROM THE BOSQUE,
MARISSA ARMAS, KOAT ACTION 7
NEWS. DOUG: HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO TRY
AND AVOID GETTING THE WEST NILE. USE BUG SPRAY ON YOUR SKIN AND
CLOTHING WHEN YOU GO OUTDOORS. GET RID OF STILL WATER OR ANY
WATER

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