Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 21st, 2004
According to a study from Canada, "West Nile virus (WNV) causes severe neurological disease in less than 1% of infections. However, meningoencephalitis may be more common in immunosuppressed transplant patients. In 2002, a WNV outbreak occurred in our region.
"To determine the spectrum of disease of community acquired WNV infection and assess public health behavior patterns in transplant recipients, we carried out a seroprevalence study."
"Patients were enrolled from outpatient transplant clinics in October 2002 and...
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