Persistent infection with West Nile virus years after initial infection

Kristy Murray, Christopher Walker, Emily Herrington, Jessica A. Lewis, Joseph McCormick, David W.C. Beasley, Robert B. Tesh, Susan Fisher-Hoch

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Abstract

West Nile virus (WNV) RNA was demonstrated in 5 (20%) of 25 urine samples collected from convalescent patients 573-2452 days (1.6-6.7 years) after WNV infection. Four of the 5 amplicons sequenced showed >99% homology to the WNV NY99 strain. These findings show that individuals with chronic symptoms after WNV infection may have persistent renal infection over several years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-4
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume201
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Murray, K., Walker, C., Herrington, E., Lewis, J. A., McCormick, J., Beasley, D. W. C., Tesh, R. B., & Fisher-Hoch, S. (2010). Persistent infection with West Nile virus years after initial infection. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 201(1), 2-4. https://doi.org/10.1086/648731