Forbes June 19, 2024
Alex Knapp

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Across the United States, health officials are warning about the seasonal return of the West Nile virus, which causes a potentially lethal disease that has no treatments or vaccines. These warnings are coming earlier this year, as changing climate conditions are making environments around the country more hospitable to the mosquitoes that carry the disease.

According to the CDC, between 1,000 and 10,000 people are infected every year in the United States. And while around 80% of people infected don’t get any symptoms, the 20% who do tend to experience severe ones. West Nile disease includes a fever, alongside headaches, pain, nausea, rashes, vomiting...

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