West Nile Virus

October 4, 2012

It is high season for this potentially deadly viral infection, cases of which have been reported in every state. Will you be prepared? Guidance here from an expert.

According to the CDC, there have been 2636 cases of West Nile virus infection this year. Cases have been reported in every state except Alaska and Hawaii. The CDC further reports that 53% of the cases have been classified as neuroinvasive, and there have been 118 deaths to date.

So what does this mean for you, your practice-and your patients?

We’ve invited Dr John Brusch to shed some light on the West Nile Virus and to share some clinical tips and guidance. Dr Brusch is Associate Chief of Medicine for Cambridge Health Alliance and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as managing editor for the Infectious Disease section of e-medicine; he is associate editor of Infectious Disease Practice, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Podcast: West Nile Virus