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Is there a difference between west nile virus and hansen disease (leprosy)?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
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In brief: West nile virus

West nile virus - is a mosquito transmitted virus that causes encephalitis (brain inflammation).
This can cause coma and death. Leprosy is caused by a bacteria that affects peripheral nerves, skin, eye, mucosa -- secondary infections is usually the cause of death.

In brief: West nile virus

West nile virus - is a mosquito transmitted virus that causes encephalitis (brain inflammation).
This can cause coma and death. Leprosy is caused by a bacteria that affects peripheral nerves, skin, eye, mucosa -- secondary infections is usually the cause of death.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: WNV - Leprosy

Leprosy Or Hansen's Disease is an infection caused by Mycobacterium lepromatosis & Mycobacterium Leprae.
One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. Granulomas can form on nerves, eyes, skin & in respiratory tract. There may be loss of body parts due to inability to feel pain leading to recurrent injuries & secondary infections.

In brief: WNV - Leprosy

Leprosy Or Hansen's Disease is an infection caused by Mycobacterium lepromatosis & Mycobacterium Leprae.
One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. Granulomas can form on nerves, eyes, skin & in respiratory tract. There may be loss of body parts due to inability to feel pain leading to recurrent injuries & secondary infections.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
sxs become progressive. West Nile Virus is a mosquito borne infection that originated in the tropics. It causes a flu-like syndrome in 20% of those infected . It causes neuroinvasive disease in < 1%. West Nile Virus Encephalitis is one type.
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