Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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West Nile Virus Outlook

What to expect with West Nile virus:

  • Most people have mild symptoms after infection and recover completely.
  • Only 1 out of 100 people with West Nile virus develop severe symptoms.
  • Out of those who have severe symptoms, about 5 percent die from the disease.

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 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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