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Can West Nile Virus lead to liver failure

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Unlikely: It's unlikely that you will get west Nile by killing a Mosquito. West Nile can only transfer to your body if Mosquito bites you.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: Our ability to prevent viruses if limited, although vaccine is the best method we have. The cdc reports a vaccine is being worked on. In the meantim... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No: Other than avoiding mosquito bites.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
West Nile Virus: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people don’t h... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. An article entitled... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Not yet: No antibiotics are approved for use against west nile virus. Attempts at using ribavirin, immunoglobulins & interferons to treat wnv patients have bee... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
WNV: Although west nile virus is now in most of the us, the majority of mosquitoes are not infected. You would have to be bitten by an infected mosquito.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Variable: A case of West Nile virus with encephalitis recover but takes long time , prolonged recuperation and need rehabilitation for a long time . They may ha... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 38 years experience
Not much in common: Lyme Disease is caused by borrelia (a bacteria). West Nile Virus is caused by a virus. The former causes a targetoid rash and can infect just about an... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
No: Case reports using intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) and other interventions have been described, but are inconsistent and haven't been scientificall... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 51 years experience
Spraying: Of insecticide and draining of areas of standing water where the mosquito lays her eggs.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Nonspecific.: The west nile rash looks like many other viral rashes - red bumps and patches, spread over most of the body. Most people with west nile have no sympto... Read More
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