Author(s): Murray K, Walker C, Herrington E, Lewis JA, McCormick J,
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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.
This article was published in J Infect Dis
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports