St. Louis Encephalitis: How You Can Prevent This Potentially Dangerous Virus


Mosquito transmitted illnesses tend to be very serious and even have the potential of becoming fatal. Unfortunately, the St. Louis encephalitis virus is no exception. Just recently, parts of the United States have been under attack by mosquitoes carrying the potentially deadly SLE virus.

St. Louis Encephalitis

Most infections are usually relatively mild and result in fever, headaches, and general malaise, but these infections can be more severe, inducing tremors, convulsions, and even spastic paralysis and coma. Acute effects of the virus (such as neuroinvasive disease) are more common in the elderly. Rarely does it result in long-term disability or death? 

mosquito preventionHow Can You Treat It?

The fact is that there is no treatment for SLE. Doctors may give you supportive therapy to help with the symptoms, but the actual virus will be unaffected by any treatment. If you are one of the lucky ones who develop only flu-like symptoms, you will have to ride it out and hope for the best.

How Do You Prevent SLE?

SLE is transmitted by mosquitoes. They bite someone who is infected, become infected themselves, and infect the next person they bite. The only thing you can do is install a mosquito control system and put all your efforts into mosquito prevention. Make sure you have no standing water near you, and if you do and cannot get rid of it, then make sure you treat the water.

mosquito control systemMosquito Prevention

There are many different types of mosquito prevention methods out there. Some people will go out on their yard and fog every space where they think mosquitoes might lurk. This is not very effective. For one thing, you must continuously go out and fog your yard, and when you go out to fog the mosquitoes, you could easily be bitten. Same with applying different pesticides, you have to be present and actively doing something about the mosquitoes just about every day, and while doing so, you are exposed to them. The best and most effective system is a capable mosquito misting system. You install it, set it on a schedule, and forget about it. If you want to spend some time out in the yard, chances are it will be mosquito-free thanks to the scheduled maintenance. To engage the system a few minutes before stepping out, you can do this by simply clicking a button.



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