What is the risk of catching WNV?

For most, the risk is low. Less than 1% of people who are bitten by mosquitoes develop any symptoms of the disease and relatively few mosquitoes actually carry WNV. People over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious symptoms of WNV if they do get sick and should take special care to avoid mosquito bites.

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3. How soon do infected people get sick?
4. How is WNV infection treated?
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