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West Nile Virus

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How was your West Nile virus infection treated? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Citizen, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 22

I was bitten several years ago by mosquitos and within 10-15 minutes found it difficult to move. Fortunately, I carried a few cloves of raw garlic with me in preparation for such an emergency, and within 1-3 minutes, began to feel relief. I swear by raw garlic's powers against influenza and other powerful viruses and hope others will use it, too.

Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease

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United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "West Nile Virus." Jan. 30, 2015. <http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "West Nile Virus: FAQ: General Questions About West Nile Virus." Nov. 22, 2013. <http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/genQuestions.html#vaccine>.

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