Would someone who had been infected with the West Nile Virus be more susceptible to the Corona Virus (COVID-19)?

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I am inquiring for my son, who is 59 1/2, diabetic, was infected with the West Nile virus in the fall of 2019 and hospitalized at the time for the virus.

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No. In fact, all of us are at risk for the coronavirus-2019. No one has been proven to be immune to the virus. However, it is true that after infection of coronavirus 2019, different people have different disease severity. Some may be mild while others may be critically ill.

The most vulnerable group is the elderly, as well as people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory illness, high blood pressure and cancer, according to an article in The Scientist, a magazine for people in the life sciences field.

Your son's previous history of west nile virus would not make him more susceptible. But his diabetes would make him more susceptible.