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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Which ones?: There are dozens of variants of HIV and West Nile virus. I believe the genomes for all of them have been sequenced and the sequences published. There ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
7 years experience Neurology
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Very variable: In most cases, no actual symptoms, and in those who do get sick, very similar to a flu-like problem with generalized aching, low grade temp. Far less ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
West Nile Virus: Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. Mild sx’s occur in about 20% of people; which can include fever, eye pain, generalized body aches, hea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Brain most commonly: The West Nile Virus mostly affects the brain within the central nervous system. When it affects the brain...it is the most common complication of Wes ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
37 years experience Dentistry
Mosquito bourne: West nile virus (wnv) is carried by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. They transmit the virus to humans when you are bitten. So stay indoor ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Variable: Usually, no symptoms at all. In some, causes a flu-like syndrome for a few days. In rare patients, especially immunologically suppressed folks, can ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Kurata
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Incidence of WNV: West nile virus was first identified in 1937 in uganda in eastern africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in new yo ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, but ...: West nile virus is transmitted by mosquito bites. The mosquito injects the virus into the human or animal. There have not been cases of animal-to-huma ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Yes.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: So far it only seems to be transmissible via mosquito. However, tick-borne rickettsial diseases can mimic the flu-like / brain-effecting west nile in ... Read More

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