5 doctors weighed in:
Can west nile virus be fatal?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It's more dangerous for the young and old with weaker immune systems, and it's not common, but it is certainly possible.

In brief: Yes
It's more dangerous for the young and old with weaker immune systems, and it's not common, but it is certainly possible.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Most are safe
About 80% of people bit by a mosquito infected with the west nile virus do not get sick, according to the cdc.
About 20% will have relatively mild symptoms, such as fever, headache and vomiting. Symptoms can last for as short as a few days or as long as a few weeks. About one in 150 people infected with west nile will develop a severe illness, which can include paralysis, coma or death.

In brief: Most are safe
About 80% of people bit by a mosquito infected with the west nile virus do not get sick, according to the cdc.
About 20% will have relatively mild symptoms, such as fever, headache and vomiting. Symptoms can last for as short as a few days or as long as a few weeks. About one in 150 people infected with west nile will develop a severe illness, which can include paralysis, coma or death.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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