If your doctor believes you have a cache valley virus infection, they may request two tests: viral culture and antibodies. Antibodies are proteins created to eliminate foreign particles, while viral culture checks for viral growth in blood, tissue samples, or cerebrospinal fluid. The results should be submitted to local health authorities to prepare for any outbreaks.
Currently, no drugs are available to treat or manage cache valley virus infection. Antibiotics do not treat viruses.
Particularly severe instances of the cache valley virus will need supportive care. Treatment may involve intravenous fluids or anti-vomiting drugs. Moreover, individuals suffering from meningitis or encephalitis may need further supportive treatment.
Encephalitis support methods may include:
- Breathing tubes if you’ve lost consciousness
- Urinary catheter if you’ve lost consciousness
- Anti Seizure medications
- Feeding tubes if you’ve lost consciousness
Meningitis supportive care may include:
- Corticosteroids to treat brain swelling
- Anti-seizure medications
Furthermore, individuals who have serious diseases often need hospitalization so that they may get help for breathing, maintaining their hydration levels, or lowering the swelling in their brains.