Hints of a more virulent, mutating West Nile virus emerge (Washington Post)

November 08, 2012
The West Nile virus epidemic of 2012, the worst in a decade, may be notorious for yet another reason: The virus, in some cases, is attacking the brain more aggressively than in the past, raising the specter that it may have mutated into a nastier form, say two neurologists who have extensive experience dealing with the illness. Elizabeth Angus from Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, has noticed brain damage in young, previously healthy patients, not just in older, sicker ones — another change from past years. Full Story