Doctors rarely test for West Nile, Houston study finds
POSTED: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 6:30am
UPDATED: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 6:44am
Doctors who treat patients with meningitis routinely discharge them without knowing cause
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Houston-area doctors rarely test for West Nile disease, even in patients hospitalized with brain inflammation that can be caused by the West Nile virus, according to a new study.
The study found local doctors who treat patients with meningitis and encephalitis routinely discharge them without knowing the cause of the inflammation, likely often West Nile. To read more on ths study, head to The Houston Chronicle's website: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Doctors-rarely-test-for-West-Nile-Houston-study-3920846.php