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What are the tests for west nile encephalitis?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: West Nile

West nile infection is confirmed by testing blood or cerebral spinal fluid for an IgM antibody specific to the virus.
It is recommended that all cases with a positive test result be confirmed by testing at the center for disease control or by the state health department.

In brief: West Nile

West nile infection is confirmed by testing blood or cerebral spinal fluid for an IgM antibody specific to the virus.
It is recommended that all cases with a positive test result be confirmed by testing at the center for disease control or by the state health department.
Dr. Jason Adler
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