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How likely will west nile virus cause severe muscle weakness?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Unlikely: A very small minority of patients who develop west nile infection are left with widespread muscle weakness that is much like poliomyelitis.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Depends: Muscle weakness is usually seen proportional to the coalescence of the illness. Your recovery with take twice as long as the illness, unless there was neurological injury of a permanent type, which may take longer. A rehabilitation physician can help you with recovery.
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