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Can west nile virus cause encephalitis?

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Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
Critical Care
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

West nile virus is caused by an infection transmitted via a mosquito bite.
Many people may be exposed to the virus but never develop symptoms. When symptoms do develop, it is typically fever and headache although more severe symptoms may occur. The cdc has info on west nile activity nationwide: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.Htm.

In brief: Yes

West nile virus is caused by an infection transmitted via a mosquito bite.
Many people may be exposed to the virus but never develop symptoms. When symptoms do develop, it is typically fever and headache although more severe symptoms may occur. The cdc has info on west nile activity nationwide: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.Htm.
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

West nile virus, transmitted by mosquito bites, can cause encephalitis, inflammation in the brain.
There is no vaccine available to protect a person from west nile virus.

In brief: Yes

West nile virus, transmitted by mosquito bites, can cause encephalitis, inflammation in the brain.
There is no vaccine available to protect a person from west nile virus.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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