Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 4th, 2003
The doctors described a patient who complained of seeing dots - known as "floaters" - in one eye, along with fatigue, a headache, and a low fever. The 62-year-old Chicago woman had been suffering from the symptoms for 2 weeks.
The doctors found tiny lesions in her eyes and other abnormalities, and prescribed the standard treatment. When the patient's vision worsened and fever increased, doctors ran a series of blood tests and found the West Nile virus. Her eyesight returned to normal when she was cured of the virus.
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