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How dangerous is the west nile virus?
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
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In brief: West nile virus
This can be very dangerous as it causes a viral encephalitis.
This can result in coma and death.

In brief: West nile virus
This can be very dangerous as it causes a viral encephalitis.
This can result in coma and death.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
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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