The CCCHD has sent an alert to the local medical community to facilitate quite diagnosis of the virus, the release stated. For more information, call the health district at 937-390-5600 or visit the website.
The virus is most commonly spread by infected mosquitos who fed on an infected bird. Infected mosquitos can spread the virus to humans and other animals, and it can lead to severe fever, inflammation of the brain or linings of the brain and spinal cord, the release stated. A majority of people who are infected will not show symptoms, but those that do will develop symptoms between three to 14 days after they are bitten. There is no specific treatment and symptoms may last several weeks.