Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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West Nile Virus Symptoms

Most of those who are infected with West Nile virus do not develop symptoms. The elderly develop symptoms more often than children and young adults.

The most common initial symptoms of West Nile virus is fever.

Initial symptoms of West Nile virus may include:

Symptoms of a severe West Nile virus infection include:

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Last Updated: May 5, 2010 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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