SE Mo. Man Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man is hospitalized in St. Louis after being diagnosed with West Nile virus.

KFVS-TV reports that Rick Ebaugh of Cape Girardeau was diagnosed with the mosquito-borne ailment on Thursday.

Ebaugh’s wife, Debbie, told the TV station that her husband had been feeling sick for several months. He suffered a seizure Tuesday and was taken to a St. Louis hospital, where the virus was diagnosed.

Symptoms of West Nile include fever, aches and pains and other symptoms that mimic other viruses. Experts say the best way to avoid West Nile is to limit exposure to mosquitoes. They suggest wearing bug spray when outdoors and removing standing water near your home.

© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS St. Louis

Live Inspired
KMOX Podcasts

Listen Live