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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Research

Long-Term Prognosis for Clinical West Nile Virus Infection

Anne Labowitz Klee*, Beth Maldin*, Barbara Edwin*, Iqbal Poshni*, Farzad Mostashari*, Annie Fine*, Marcelle Layton*, and Denis Nash*†1Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *New York City Department of Health, New York City, New York, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 1Current affiliation: New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, USA

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Table 4

Recovery at 12 months postonset by health status domain and clinical syndrome at diagnosis in patients with clinical West Nile virus infection, New York City, 1999

Recovery Total Recovered, n (%)a Not recovered, n (%)a Risk ratio 95% confidence interval
Physical recovery
Meningitis or mild illness 16 8 (50.0) 8 (50.0) 0.86 0.46–1.6
Encephalitis 19 11 (57.9) 8 (42.1) Referent
Total 35 19 (54.3) 16 (45.7)
Cognitive recovery
Meningitis or mild illness 16 10 (62.5) 6 (37.5) 1.1 0.64–2.0
Encephalitis 18 10 (55.5) 8 (44.4) Referent
Total 34 20 (58.8) 14 (41.2)
Functional recovery
Meningitis or mild illness 16 10 (62.6) 6 (37.5) 1.2 0.67–2.1
Encephalitis 19 10 (52.6) 9 (47.4) Referent
Total 35 20 (57.1) 15 (42.9)
Total recovery
Meningitis or mild illness 16 7 (43.8) 9 (56.3) 1.4 0.58–3.3
Encephalitis 19 6 (31.6) 13 (68.4) Referent
Total 35 13 (37.1) 22 (62.9)

aDue to rounding errors, not all values add up to 100%.

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