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Are the home remedies that can treat west nile virus?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
West Nile Virus: Most people recover from west nile virus without treatment. Over the counter pain relievers can help ease mild headaches . There is no direct cure for encephalitis caused by the virus except supportive therapy in hospitals. Researchers are investigating interferon therapy for the treatment of encephalitis caused by west nile virus.
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
• Use mosquito repellent with DEET • Dress in long pants and long sleeves • Be especially careful at dusk and dawn • Drain any standing water CDC recommendations.
Aug 26, 2012
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: There are no effective medical treatments for west nile virus infection so there are obviously no home remedies that would work.

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