Articles, Blog About West Nile Virus December 23, 2019 diane griffinJohns HopkinsMosquitomosquito exposureneurologic diseasePublic HealthVirus (Type Of Infectious Agent)west nilewest nile transmissionwest nile virus Joe Gazaway 2 Comments Reply mary connor October 25, 2013 at 2:42 am my friend just found our she has west nile. They ran all sorts of tests, she thought she had flu, then fever, vomiting, confusion. Admitted to hospital, some swelling on brain, she was weak, couldn't stand, hold a cup or feed herself, speech impaired, she said she felt like she was hit by a transport truck. Cat scan, MRI, spinal tap and lots of blood work, doctors couldn't give us an answer, finally after a week in hospital on antibiotics, they had a answer..West Nile! Hoping physio therapy and Reply brikrantz1 September 13, 2014 at 5:02 am 0:48 – "Large number of cases". Compared to what? 145 deaths from West Nile in California from 2003 to 2013. 1.45 deaths per year in a ten year period. Sorry if you were one of the 145, but I'm not going to lock myself up in the house all summer to avoid a very insignificant health risk. You might as well ask me if I'm scared of anyone with the last name Bin Laden. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Previous Post What is an Epidemic? Next Post Could virus-like proteins be causing Alzheimer’s?