West nile virus

Common Name(s)

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.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "West nile virus" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "West nile virus" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "West nile virus" returned 785 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Meningoencephalitis caused by West Nile virus in a renal transplant recipient].
 

Author(s): Muhittin Ertilav, Aykut Ozkul, Ayşın Zeytinoğlu, Sait Sen, Savaş Sipahi, Hüseyin Töz, Omer Kitiş, Cenk Eraslan

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2014 Oct;48(4):674-82.

 

West Nile virus (WNV) infection which is asymptomatic or mild in normal population, it may cause serious clinical conditions leading to death in eldery and immunosupressed patients. The virus is mainly transmitted by mosquito bites, however transfusion, transplantation, transplasental ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

Go To URL
The experience of West Nile virus integrated surveillance system in the Emilia-Romagna region: five years of implementation, Italy, 2009 to 2013.
 

Author(s): R Bellini, M Calzolari, A Mattivi, M Tamba, P Angelini, P Bonilauri, A Albieri, R Cagarelli, M Carrieri, M Dottori, A C Finarelli, P Gaibani, M P Landini, S Natalini, N Pascarelli, G Rossini, C Velati, C Vocale, E Bedeschi

Journal:

 

Predicting West Nile virus (WNV) circulation and the risk of WNV epidemics is difficult due to complex interactions of multiple factors involved. Surveillance systems that timely detect virus activity in targeted areas, and allow evidence-based risk assessments may therefore be necessary. ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2014

Go To URL
Update on West Nile virus in Italy.
 

Author(s): Simonetta Pupella, Giulio Pisani, Karen Cristiano, Liviana Catalano, Giuliano Grazzini

Journal: Blood Transfus. 2014 Oct;12(4):626-7.

 

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2014

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "West nile virus" returned 72 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Technologies for the development of West Nile virus vaccines.
 

Author(s): Sebastian Ulbert, Sofia E Magnusson

Journal: Future Microbiol. 2014 ;9(10):1221-32.

 

West Nile virus (WNV), an emerging mosquito-borne and zoonotic flavivirus, continues to spread worldwide and represents a major problem for human and veterinary medicine. In recent years, severe outbreaks were observed in the USA and Europe with neighboring countries, and the virus ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

Go To URL
Mechanism of West Nile virus neuroinvasion: a critical appraisal.
 

Author(s): Willy W Suen, Natalie A Prow, Roy A Hall, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann

Journal:

 

West Nile virus (WNV) is an important emerging neurotropic virus, responsible for increasingly severe encephalitis outbreaks in humans and horses worldwide. However, the mechanism by which the virus gains entry to the brain (neuroinvasion) remains poorly understood. Hypotheses of ...

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2014

Go To URL
A review of the vector management methods to prevent and control outbreaks of West Nile virus infection and the challenge for Europe.
 

Author(s): Romeo Bellini, Herve Zeller, Wim Van Bortel

Journal:

 

West Nile virus infection is a growing concern in Europe. Vector management is often the primary option to prevent and control outbreaks of the disease. Its implementation is, however, complex and needs to be supported by integrated multidisciplinary surveillance systems and to be ...

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2014

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Phase 1 Trial of Inactivated West Nile Virus Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: West Nile Viral Infection

 

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2015

Go to URL