Arizona man suffering paralysis after West Nile virus infection

Last Updated: July 6, 2016

An Arizona man, Nicholas Cornelius, is the second victim of a rare West Nile Virus. The man was infected by bite of the mosquito, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now the patient is suffering from paralysis in his legs, told Fox 10 Phoenix.

Nicholas Cornelius’ legs are paralyzed after the bite of the mosquito, which infected the man with rare West Nile Virus. According to the CDC, such a reaction is an extremely rare case, a symptom that less than 1 percent of people affected with the virus develop.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) say West Nile Virus infection often accompanied by the irreversible changes in an organism, so, individuals with those symptoms go away within three weeks.

Being a patient with a rare virus, Cornelius pays a lot of money, and his family has set up a page to raise money for his care. They need at least $10,000, $4,000 of amount Arizona family has raised already.