What should I do if I think I have WNV?
If you think you may have WNV, see your doctor or health care provider as soon as possible. They will be able to run the tests needed to diagnose and treat your condition.

Mild WNV illness often improves on its own. If you develop symptoms of the more sever form of WNV illness, such as unusually severe headaches or confusion, seek medical attention immediately.

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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?