Saturday, October 20, 2007

West Nile Virus Can Make Your Limbs Unresponsive!

Researchers found that West Nile Virus can enter nerve cells, replicate, and move to infect other nearby nerve cells. By doing this, it is able to penetrate into the CNS and cause acute flaccid paralysis, which can lead to limbs going limp and being unresponsive. Currently, there is no treatment for this.

Fortunately, the researchers showed that injection of a West Nile antibody prevented this condition in animals models.

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