Neuroinvasive Disease and West Nile Virus Infection, North Dakota, USA, 1999–2008
Published Date:Apr 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(4):684-686.
West Nile Fever
West Nile Virus
Funding:R01-CI-000214/CI/NCPDCID CDC HHS/United States
RC2-HL-101632/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States
Description:To determine risk for West Nile virus (WNV) neuroinvasive disease in North Dakota, we tested plasma samples from blood donors for WNV IgG and compared infection rates with reported WNV neuroinvasive disease incidence. We estimate that 1 in 244 WNV infections leads to neuroinvasive disease; risk is substantially increased among men and older persons.
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