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Unformatted text preview: 16 The majority of infections are asymptomatic. Fever, neurologic and gastrointestinal symptoms are most common. The neurologic effects are most severe in the elderly; cases of acute flaccid paralysis/polio-like syndrome have been reported. A high index of suspicion for WNV in setting of older adults with onset of unexplained encephalitis or meningitis in late summer or early fall should be maintained. 10.1.4. Diagnosis: 10.1.4.1. CSF examination: pleocytosis with lymphocytic predominance; elevated protein 10.1.4.2. Serologic examination: the most efficient diagnosis is detection of IgM antibody to WNV in serum or CSF by ELISA this test is available through local or state health departments. All cases should be reported to the CDC....
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course BSC BSC1086 taught by Professor Joystewart during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10