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
164Essex7/16Negative
22.5Middlesex7/1Negative
343Essex7/2Negative
437Bergen7/3Negative
562Monmouth7/20Negative
641Essex7/21Pending
755Monmouth7/30Negative
856Burlington7/21Negative
944Passaic8/1Negative
1043Hudson8/6Positive
1160Ocean7/31Pending
1227Essex8/4Negative
1315Bergen8/9Negative
1445Essex8/5Negative
159Hudson8/10Pending
1640Atlantic8/16Pending
1771Union8/21Pending
1837Monmouth8/24Pending
1964Mercer8/14Pending
2039Bergen8/2Negative
2157Sussex9/3Pending
2254Mercer8/29Pending
236Hudson8/15Pending
246.5Bergen8/30Pending
2572Hudson9/1Pending
2665EssexUnkPending
2782Essex9/3Pending
2876Morris8/27Pending
2930Bergen8/26Pending
3019Bergen9/11Pending
3154Bergen/ Brooklyn8/31Positive
3240Bergen9/5Pending
3371Bergen9/12Pending
3467Hudson9/8Pending


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