New Jersey Department Of Health & Senior Services
West Nile Virus Human Testing - 2001

The Department of Health and Senior Services is testing people meeting criteria established collegially with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those criteria include testing blood and/or spinal fluid samples from people with a fever greater than 100 degrees and with altered mental status and with elevated levels of protein in their spinal fluid and/or with muscle weakness. Together, these symptoms are compatible with encephalitis, which can be caused by a number of viruses, including West Nile. Only a West Nile test can confirm or rule out West Nile virus infection. One should not assume that just because someone is being tested for West Nile they have the virus.

ID No.AgeCountyDate of Onset
of Symptoms
Test Results
To Date
HA-00144Hudson5/6Negative for WNV
HA-00236Monmouth5/1Pending
HA-0036.5Mercer4/16Pending
HA-00436Burlington5/8Patient Not Tested
HS-00572Morris*3/1Negative for WNV
HA-00620Ocean5/26Pending
HA-00750Ocean6/2Pending
HA-00831Bergen6/14Pending
HA-00933Union6/17Pending
HA-01056Burlington6/21Pending
HS-01142Essex6/16Pending
HA-01262Burlington6/20Pending
HS-01335Bergen6/6Negative for WNV
HA-01461Gloucester6/13Pending
HA-0153moAtlanticUnknownPending
HA-01618Bergen6/26Pending

* NJ resident tested in another state


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