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 756 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Detection of West Nile Virus RNA in patients with meningitis in Podlaskie Province.
 

Author(s): Piotr Czupryna, Jowita Niczyporuk, Elzbieta Samorek-Salamonowicz, Anna Moniuszko, Justyna Dunaj, Joanna Zajkowska, Sławomir A Pancewicz

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2014 ;68(1):17-20, 109-11.

 

The aim of the study was the detection of WNV RNA in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with lymphocytic meningitis.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2014

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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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The terms "West nile virus" returned 59 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

B cell response and mechanisms of antibody protection to West Nile virus.
 

Author(s): S Kyle Austin, Kimberly A Dowd

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West Nile virus (WNV) has become the principal cause of viral encephalitis in North America since its introduction in New York in 1999. This emerging virus is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected mosquito. While there have been several candidates in clinical trials, there ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2014

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Clinical manifestations and outcomes of West Nile virus infection.
 

Author(s): James J Sejvar

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Since the emergence of West Nile virus (WNV) in North America in 1999, understanding of the clinical features, spectrum of illness and eventual functional outcomes of human illness has increased tremendously. Most human infections with WNV remain clinically silent. Among those persons ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2014

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Predictive modeling of West Nile virus transmission risk in the Mediterranean Basin: how far from landing?
 

Author(s): Véronique Chevalier, Annelise Tran, Benoit Durand

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The impact on human and horse health of West Nile fever (WNF) recently and dramatically increased in Europe and neighboring countries. Involving several mosquito and wild bird species, WNF epidemiology is complex. Despite the implementation of surveillance systems in several countries ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2013

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