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How common is west nile virus in the us?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Uncommon

In 2010, the CDC reported 1021 proved cases in the USA, with 629 being neuroinvasive.
If we take the retrospective studies of who has antibodies and suppose that one person in 100 who meets the virus will get some clinically-diagnosable brain disease, that it around 60,000 cases, the large majority never knowing they were infected.

In brief: Uncommon

In 2010, the CDC reported 1021 proved cases in the USA, with 629 being neuroinvasive.
If we take the retrospective studies of who has antibodies and suppose that one person in 100 who meets the virus will get some clinically-diagnosable brain disease, that it around 60,000 cases, the large majority never knowing they were infected.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not uncommon

Can be seen throughout the usa, but especially in the summertime, where there is abundant mosquito breeding such as in irrigated farmlands, with stagnant areas of water. Most infections are not noticed, and many seem like mild flu.
Very rarely, especially in immune compromised people, does it affect brain and spinal cord.

In brief: Not uncommon

Can be seen throughout the usa, but especially in the summertime, where there is abundant mosquito breeding such as in irrigated farmlands, with stagnant areas of water. Most infections are not noticed, and many seem like mild flu.
Very rarely, especially in immune compromised people, does it affect brain and spinal cord.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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