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Who's at Risk?

West Nile victims are not only the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. It also strikes active, healthy young people leaving them with crippling symptoms that last for months.

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Who's at Risk for West Nile Virus

Q. Who is at risk for getting West Nile encephalitis?

A. All residents of areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of getting West Nile encephalitis; persons over 50 years of age have the highest risk of severe disease. It is unknown if immunocompromised persons are at increased risk for WNV disease.

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