Long-term death rates, West Nile virus epidemic, Israel 2000

Manfred S. Green, Miriam Weinberger, Judith Ben-Ezer, Hanna Bin, Ella Mendelson, Dan Ganclacu, Zalman Kaufman, Rita Dichtlar, Annette Sobel, Dani Cohen, Michal Y. Chowers

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We studied the 2-year death rate of 246 adults discharged from hospital after experiencing acute West Nile Virus infection in Israel during 2000. The age- and sex-adjusted death rates were significantly higher than in the general population. This excess was greater for men. Significant adverse prognostic factors were age, male sex, diabetes mellitus, and dementia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1754-1757
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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