Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 5th, 2004
According to a study from the United States, "West Nile virus (WNV) has recently been associated with a syndrome of acute flaccid paralysis. Most cases of WNV-associated weakness have clinical, histopathologic, and electrophysiologic characteristics indistinguishable from those of poliomyelitis caused by infection with poliovirus. There is debate about the nomenclature of this manifestation of WNV infection."
"An historical perspective of the term 'poliomyelitis' suggests that the term 'WNV poliomyelitis' seems appropriate, but members of the...
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