A member asked:

What are symptoms of west neil virus?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ellen Altenburg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Usually none: 70 - 80 % of people usually have no symptoms. Some get fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Less than 1% of infect people get encephalitis or meningitis. Symptoms are severe headache, high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, seizures, or paralysis

Answered 8/7/2014

3.8k views

Thank
Dr. Andrea Rodgers answered

Specializes in

There are many: Most people who are infected with the WNV have no symptoms. If they do develop symptoms the most common are fever, headache, body aches, nausea and vomiting. Fatigue and weakness can last for a few weeks after contracting the virus. Less than 1% of people will get meningitis or encephalitis, (inflammation of the brain and surrounding tissue), the most severe of the virus.

Answered 9/29/2016

3.8k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

Is the west nile virus passed from person to person?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

What are the symptoms of the h1n1 virus yet?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question