West Nile virus

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What is West Nile virus?

West Nile virus is an infection caused by a flavivirus, which in most cases is asymptomatic, but can cause a self-limited influenza-like illness (West Nile fever) and, rarely, neuroinvasive disease.

Common symptoms reported by people with West Nile virus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with West Nile virus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Permobil C300)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with West Nile virus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with West Nile virus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Permobil C300)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with West Nile virus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has West Nile virus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 2
40s 4
50s 9
60s 3
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 20

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from West Nile virus patients who have completed their condition history
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