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Are there antiviral medication that is effective against west nile virus?
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
In brief: Not really
The wnv is not susceptible to treatment with anti-viral medication.
If encephalitis develops, then anti-virals may be used until the virus is identified, but again, antivirals just do not affect the outcome of west nile virus.

In brief: Not really
The wnv is not susceptible to treatment with anti-viral medication.
If encephalitis develops, then anti-virals may be used until the virus is identified, but again, antivirals just do not affect the outcome of west nile virus.
Dr. Ron Jones
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: No
Case reports using intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) and other interventions have been described, but are inconsistent and haven't been scientifically tested.
Supportive management is the mainstay of west nile virus infections.

In brief: No
Case reports using intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) and other interventions have been described, but are inconsistent and haven't been scientifically tested.
Supportive management is the mainstay of west nile virus infections.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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