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Volume 10, Number 10—October 2004

Perspective

West Nile Virus Economic Impact, Louisiana, 2002

Armineh Zohrabian*Comments to Author , Martin I. Meltzer*, Raoult Ratard†, Kaafee Billah*, Noelle A. Molinari*, Kakoli Roy*, R. Douglas Scott*, and Lyle R. Petersen*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Table 4

Number of hospital days for 119 patients with West Nile virus illness, Louisiana, 2002

na Mean Median Range Interquartile range
Regular room 117 9 7 1–62 4–10
Intensive care 24 11 7 2–29 4–17
Post–intensive care, intermediate intensive care 8 5 3 1–11 2–9
Any room 119 12 8 1–76 4–13

an, number of patients of the 119 patients who incurred costs in a given category.

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