West Nile Virus (cont.)
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What Is the Prognosis for West Nile Virus and West Nile Encephalitis?
The prognosis of West Nile virus is directly related to the severity of the illness and the age of the person with the infection.
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Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease
Last Reviewed 11/21/2017
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West Nile encephalitis (WNE) is distinguished from other arthropod-borne causes of viral encephalitis (eg, western equine encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis [EEE], Japanese encephalitis, Venezuelan encephalitis) based on its geographic distribution, clinical features, and laboratory findings.