Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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West Nile Virus Incidence

Facts about West Nile virus:

  • West Nile virus is common in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
  • The incidence of West Nile virus in the US is unknown.
  • Only 1 out of 100 people infected with West Nile virus will develop severe symptoms.
  • About 100 people die from West Nile virus each year in the US.

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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed West Nile Virus References
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  2. Mackenzie JS, Gubler DJ, Petersen LR. Emerging flaviviruses: the spread and resurgence of Japanese encephalitis, West Nile and dengue viruses. Nat Med. 2004 Dec;10(12 Suppl):S98-109. [15577938]
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