Human WNV Infection Reported Following Equine Necropsy

A veterinary student was diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV) in May 2009 after performing a necropsy on a 4-month-old Welsh pony from Gauteng, South Africa.

Six days after performing the necropsy, the student developed fever, malaise, myalgia (muscle pain), stiff neck, and a severe headache. A rash appeared two days later and symptoms persisted for approximately 10 days. RNA (gen

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