My child or I was bitten by a mosquito, what should I do?
A bite by a mosquito alone doesn't warrant being tested for WNV. Most mosquitoes are not infected with WNV. Even in areas where mosquitoes may be found that carry the virus, few mosquitoes are infected. However, seek medical attention immediately if you or your child develop(s) symptoms such as high fever, confusion, muscle weakness, severe headaches, stiff neck, or if his or her eyes become sensitive to light.

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1. What is the West Nile Virus?
2. How does the West Nile Virus spread?
3. Is the West Nile Virus contagious?
4. How soon do you get the symptoms once you have been bitten?
5. What are the symptoms of West Nile Virus?
6. How is West Nile Virus treated?
7. Does the Health Department offer free testing?
8. Can I get the virus twice?
9. My child or I was bitten by a mosquito, what should I do?
10. What should I do if I think I have WNV?
11. What is Dallas County doing?
12. What can I do?
13. What should I do if I see dead birds in my yard?
14. Can dogs, cats, and other pets get West Nile Virus?
15. Are pesticides harmful to people?
16. Where can I learn more information?