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Medical Cannabis Treatment and Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV)

Mosquitoes that have been bitten by a deer fly (a mosquito species known to spread diseases) can transmit the virus, which is mostly found in the upper Midwest of North America. The uncommon disease can enter the brain, resulting in encephalitis (infection of the brain) or meningitis inflammation of the lining of the brain. In 2018, the Jamestown Canyon virus was detected in 58 people, with Minnesota and Wisconsin having the most reported cases.

Symptoms may appear within a few days to two weeks after infection, with up to half of the infected individuals being hospitalized for treatment. Fever, headaches and tiredness are some of the symptoms of the Jamestown Canyon virus. Although there is no cure or vaccination for the Jamestown Canyon virus, medical marijuana can help ease its symptoms as they arise.

A headache is an acute pain produced by conflicting brain impulses, as defined by WebMD. According to research done at the University of Colorado, up to “121 patients who suffer from continuous migraine headaches took marijuana daily to prevent attacks,” with up to 40% of participants claiming that their migraines were reduced by half in just a month.

Causes, symptoms, and treatment of Jamestown Canyon Virus

When a person is bitten by an infected mosquito and subsequently contracts the Jamestown Canyon virus, the CDC says in addition to typical symptoms of a headache and tiredness, he or she may develop a cough, sore throat, or runny nose. In extremely rare situations when the brain is affected by the virus, seizures, stiff neck, and difficulty speaking.

Mosquitoes are the primary means by which the infection is spread. Wearing long clothing and pants provides a barrier against mosquitoes coming into touch with skin, thus preventing transmission. While covering skin entirely is the greatest method to avoid catching the virus, there are also repellant sprays that deter infected insects. The CDC notes that, without any medication available for the virus, the only way to cure it is to rest, drink fluids, and take over-the-counter pain and fever medicine.

The effects of cannabis on the Jamestown Canyon Virus

According to a 2019 study published in the Journal of Pain, patients who took cannabis experienced a 50 percent reduction in headache and migraine pain. Furthermore, “evidence for medication overuse headache was not discovered,” suggesting too much cannabis is less harmful than excessive narcotic pain relievers.

According to the CDC, opiate pain killers are now more popular than oxycodone and hydrocodone combination pills. According to a 2018 study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, “growing evidence” of cannabis’ effectiveness in treating opioid addiction has emerged.

According to the journal, “The opioid crisis has gotten out of control in North America, and despite decades of study on the most effective ways to treat opioid use disorder (OUD), overdose fatalities are at an all-time high, and relapse is common.” “Cannabis should be studied as an adjunct or alternative treatment for OUD. The compelling nature of these data and the relative safety profile of cannabis warrant further exploration,” according to the study.

Medical Cannabis relieving symptoms of Jamestown Canyon virus, such as headache and pain, demonstrates how the plant’s properties, especially tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), not only help prevent illnesses but also help cure side effects of a variety of other diseases.

*DigiDrs is not offering this as professional medical advice. Do not attempt to self diagnose, or prescribe treatment based on the information provided in these pages. Consult a physician before making decisions on the treatment of any of these medical conditions.

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