New Jersey Department Of Health & Senior Services
West Nile Virus Human
Surveillance 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 muscle weakness and altered mental status and with elevated levels of protein in their spinal fluid. 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
64Essex7/16Negative
2.5Middlesex7/1Negative
43Essex7/2Negative
37Bergen7/3Negative
62Monmouth7/20Negative
41Essex7/21Pending
55Monmouth7/30Pending
56Burlington7/21Pending
44Passaic8/1Pending
43Hudson8/6Pending
60Ocean7/31Pending
27Essex8/4Pending
15Bergen8/9Pending
45Essex8/5Pending
9Hudson8/10Pending
40Atlantic8/16Pending
71Union8/21Pending
37Monmouth8/24Pending
64Mercer8/14Pending


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