Full Recovery From West Nile Virus Takes A Whole Year

August 19, 2008

A new study released by researchers has shown that full recovery from the West Nile virus takes a full year for many patients.....Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study released by researchers has shown that full recovery from the West Nile virus takes a full year for many patients.

Mark Loeb of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada led the study, which looked at how people recovered from West Nile virus.

This was one of the first studies to look at this aspect of the illness.

What they found was that for those who actually showed symptoms of West Nile (20% of those infected), it would take a full year to recover completely.

Symptoms related to West Nile virus include flu-like symptoms, fatigue, etc.

Researchers stated it takes a full year for physical and mental functions return, as well as mood and fatigue.

The study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


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