19. Symptoms of West Nile Fever
What’s dangerous about this disease is that even people who are affected may not show any signs at all. So you may have been bitten but may never know whether you were infected with West Nile fever or not.
In the few people who do show symptoms, the first thing they’ll notice is a fever. Other symptoms will start to present themselves, such as joint pains, body aches, a rash, diarrhea, vomiting, and headaches. Fatigue and weakness follow afterward, which it may take weeks or months for the infected person to recover from. It’s also possible to develop West Nile neuroinvasive disease, which attacks a person’s central nervous system, causing swelling in the brain and other neurological issues.