New Jersey Department Of Health & Senior Services
West Nile Virus Human
Testing 2000

The Department of Health 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.

AgeCountyDate of Onset
of Symptoms
Test Results
To Date

64

Essex

7/16

Negative

2.5

Middlesex

7/1

Negative

43

Essex

7/2

Negative

37

Bergen

7/3

Negative

62

Monmouth

7/20

Negative

41

Essex

7/21

Pending

55

Monmouth

7/30

Negative

56

Burlington

7/21

Negative

44

Passaic

8/1

Negative

43

Hudson

8/6

Positive

60

Ocean

7/31

Pending

27

Essex

8/4

Negative

15

Bergen

8/9

Negative

45

Essex

8/5

Negative

9

Hudson

8/10

Pending

40

Atlantic

8/16

Pending

71

Union

8/21

Pending

37

Monmouth

8/24

Pending

64

Mercer

8/14

Pending

39

Bergen

8/2

Negative

57

Sussex

9/3

Pending

54

Mercer

8/29

Pending

6

Hudson

8/15

Pending

6.5

Bergen

8/30

Pending

72

Hudson

9/1

Pending

65

Essex

Unk

Pending

82

Essex

9/3

Pending

76

Morris

8/27

Pending

30

Bergen

8/26

Pending

19

Bergen

9/11

Pending

54

Bergen/ Brooklyn

8/31

Positive


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