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How likely will west nile virus cause severe muscle weakness?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Depends

Muscle weakness is usually seen proportional to the coalescence of the illness.
Your recovery with take twice as long as the illness, unless there was neurological injury of a permanent type, which may take longer. A rehabilitation physician can help you with recovery.

In brief: Depends

Muscle weakness is usually seen proportional to the coalescence of the illness.
Your recovery with take twice as long as the illness, unless there was neurological injury of a permanent type, which may take longer. A rehabilitation physician can help you with recovery.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Unlikely

A very small minority of patients who develop west nile infection are left with widespread muscle weakness that is much like poliomyelitis.

In brief: Unlikely

A very small minority of patients who develop west nile infection are left with widespread muscle weakness that is much like poliomyelitis.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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