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

Geographic variations of the bird-borne structural risk of West Nile virus circulation in Europe.
 

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

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The structural risk of West Nile Disease results from the usual functioning of the socio-ecological system, which may favour the introduction of the pathogen, its circulation and the occurrence of disease cases. Its geographic variations result from the local interactions between ...

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2017

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An ImmunoSignature test distinguishes Trypanosoma cruzi, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and West Nile virus seropositivity among asymptomatic blood donors.
 

Author(s): Michael Rowe, Jonathan Melnick, Robert Gerwien, Joseph B Legutki, Jessica Pfeilsticker, Theodore M Tarasow, Kathryn F Sykes

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The complexity of the eukaryotic parasite Trypanosoma (T.) cruzi manifests in its highly dynamic genome, multi-host life cycle, progressive morphologies and immune-evasion mechanisms. Accurate determination of infection or Chagas' disease activity and prognosis continues to challenge ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2017

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West Nile virus in Ontario, Canada: A twelve-year analysis of human case prevalence, mosquito surveillance, and climate data.
 

Author(s): Bryan V Giordano, Sukhdeep Kaur, Fiona F Hunter

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West Nile Virus (WNV) first arrived in Ontario, Canada in 2001 and has since spread throughout most of the province, causing disease in humans. The provincial government established a province-wide surveillance program to monitor WNV transmission throughout the 36 regional health ...

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2017

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The terms "West nile virus" returned 77 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Review of West Nile virus circulation and outbreak risk in Madagascar: Entomological and ornithological perspectives.
 

Author(s): Michaël Luciano Tantely, Steven M Goodman, Tsirinaina Rakotondranaivo, Sébastien Boyer

Journal: Parasite. 2016 ;23():49.

 

West Nile fever (WNF) is a zoonotic disease, occurring nearly globally. In Madagascar, West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in 1978 from wild birds and the virus is currently distributed across the island, but no epidemic or epizootic period has been recorded. One fatal human ...

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016

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West Nile virus infection in cats: ABCD guidelines on prevention and management.
 

Author(s): Herman Egberink, Diane D Addie, Corine Boucraut-Baralon, Tadeusz Frymus, Tim Gruffydd-Jones, Katrin Hartmann, Marian C Horzinek, Margaret J Hosie, Fulvio Marsilio, Albert Lloret, Hans Lutz, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Alan D Radford, Etienne Thiry, Uwe Truyen, Karin Möstl,

Journal: J. Feline Med. Surg.. 2015 Jul;17(7):617-9.

 

West Nile virus (WNV) is a zoonotic mosquito-borne virus with a broad host range that infects mainly birds and mosquitos, but also mammals (including humans), reptiles, amphibians and ticks. It is maintained in a bird-mosquito-bird transmission cycle. The most important vectors are ...

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2015

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The challenge of West Nile virus in Europe: knowledge gaps and research priorities.
 

Author(s): A Rizzoli, M A Jimenez-Clavero, L Barzon, P Cordioli, J Figuerola, P Koraka, B Martina, A Moreno, N Nowotny, N Pardigon, N Sanders, S Ulbert, A Tenorio

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West Nile virus (WNV) is continuously spreading across Europe, and other continents, i.e. North and South America and many other regions of the world. Despite the overall sporadic nature of outbreaks with cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND) in Europe, the spillover events ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2015

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