West nile virus

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West nile virus

West Nile Virus is an infectious disease spread by infected mosquitoes. Those infected typically have no symptoms or mild symptoms, whichcan include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash, and swollen lymph glands. These symptoms can last a few days to several weeks. West Nile Virus can be threatening, however, if the virus enters the brain, which can cause encephalitis or meningitis. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and meningitis is inflammation of the lining that covers the brain and spinal cord. Severe symptoms of West Nile virus include a severe headache, fever, disorientation, or sudden weakness.

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The terms "West nile virus" returned 751 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

West nile virus and other arboviral diseases - United States, 2013.
 

Author(s): Nicole P Lindsey, Jennifer A Lehman, J Erin Staples, Marc Fischer,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 Jun;63(24):521-6.

 

Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are transmitted to humans primarily through the bites of infected mosquitoes and ticks. West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of domestically acquired arboviral disease in the United States. However, several other arboviruses also cause sporadic ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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West Nile virus outbreak in humans, Greece, 2012: third consecutive year of local transmission.
 

Author(s): D Pervanidou, M Detsis, K Danis, K Mellou, E Papanikolaou, I Terzaki, A Baka, L Veneti, A Vakali, G Dougas, C Politis, K Stamoulis, S Tsiodras, T Georgakopoulou, A Papa, A Tsakris, J Kremastinou, C Hadjichristodoulou

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Last Updated: 11 Apr 2014

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National capacity for surveillance, prevention, and control of West Nile virus and other arbovirus infections--United States, 2004 and 2012.
 

Author(s): James L Hadler, Dhara Patel, Kristy Bradley, James M Hughes, Carina Blackmore, Paul Etkind, Lilly Kan, Jane Getchell, James Blumenstock, Jeffrey Engel,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 Apr;63(13):281-4.

 

In the first 5 years after its introduction in the United States in 1999, West Nile virus (WNV) spread to the 48 contiguous states, resulting in 667 reported deaths. To establish detection and response capacity, WNV surveillance and prevention was supported through CDC Epidemiology ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2014

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The terms "West nile virus" returned 55 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Preclinical and clinical development of a YFV 17 D-based chimeric vaccine against West Nile virus.
 

Author(s): Gustavo H Dayan, Konstantin Pugachev, Joan Bevilacqua, Jean Lang, Thomas P Monath

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Substantial success has been achieved in the development and implementation of West Nile (WN) vaccines for horses; however, no human WN vaccines are approved. This review focuses on the construction, pre-clinical and clinical characterization of ChimeriVax-WN02 for humans, a live ...

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2013

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Vector-virus interactions and transmission dynamics of West Nile virus.
 

Author(s): Alexander T Ciota, Laura D Kramer

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West Nile virus (WNV; Flavivirus; Flaviviridae) is the cause of the most widespread arthropod-borne viral disease in the world and the largest outbreak of neuroinvasive disease ever observed. Mosquito-borne outbreaks are influenced by intrinsic (e.g., vector and viral genetics, vector ...

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2013

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West nile virus in the United States - a historical perspective.
 

Author(s): John T Roehrig

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Prior to 1999, West Nile virus (WNV) was a bit player in the screenplay of global vector-borne viral diseases. First discovered in the West Nile District of Uganda in 1937, this Culex sp.-transmitted virus was known for causing small human febrile outbreaks in Africa and the Middle ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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