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Walton resident tests positive for recent infection of West Nile virus

Moved recently from Louisiana but disease not active

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 am

A total of 43 cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Georgia this year, four of which were fatal. And while no cases have been reported in Walton County, one resident tested positive in August for a past infection of the virus.

“I had a patient who was sent to my office from the Clearview Regional Medical Center emergency room,” said Dr. Mark Paul Visitacion, an infectious disease specialist with Northeast Internal Medicine in Monroe. “She recently moved to Monroe and apparently was misdiagnosed and was told she had a viral syndrome in Louisiana, where deaths have been reported from West Nile encephalitis. She drove back to Monroe feeling a little better but not satisfied she went to the Clearview (emergency room) and tested positive for recent/past infection but not an active infection.

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  • monkeyshines posted at 8:15 pm on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

    monkeyshines Posts: 17

    Dengue fever is also very common around snellville area . a person brings in tha disease from elsewhere then the miscuito bites them and now is spreading it .