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West Nile virus

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

West Nile virus is back all across the country and it is becoming a big problem.

Dr. Patrick Woodward from has fielded several questions on West Nile in his Parham Road practice.

There have been a few reported cases of West Nile in Virginia, with an uptick late in August.

Only about 20 percent of those infected will get any symptoms and less that one percent will have severe illness.  

The symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, fatigue and occasionally a rash or eye pain.

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