West Nile encephalitis


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Noun1.West Nile encephalitis - encephalitis caused by the West Nile virusWest Nile encephalitis - encephalitis caused by the West Nile virus; can be fatal in humans and horses and birds
cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
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Rhabdomyolysis in patients with west nile encephalitis and meningitis.
The author goes further than do most other scientists, treating human infectious disease as an ecological system, and identifying Lyme disease as an excellent model for understanding many other emerging infectious human and animal diseases, including West Nile encephalitis, SARS, and schistosomiasis.
Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Paris, France) have patented viral vectors expressing different immunogens from the West Nile Encephalitis Virus (WNV) or the Dengue virus which are able to induce protective humoral and cellular immune responses against WNV or Dengue virus infections.
In: West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection: Viral pathogenesis and the Host Immune Response.
West Nile meningitis, West Nile encephalitis, and West Nile myelitis).
Though uncommon, serious diseases such as West Nile Encephalitis can be spread by mosquito bites.
The fourth edition adds sections on cardiac tamponade, sickle cell crisis, renal trauma, and West Nile encephalitis.
Also, in the case of West Nile encephalitis or any viral encephalitis or meningitis where the causative virus is unknown, "if you send acute and convalescent titers in patients with viral meningitis or encephalitis, you will very often find the virus," Dr.
The dubious honor belongs to the lowly mosquito--a fragile creature whose bite infects millions with lethal diseases, such as malaria, dengue, and West Nile encephalitis.
More serious manifestations of West Nile encephalitis or meningitis also include neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, and muscle weakness, as well as a paralysis that can resemble polio.
Officials believe the unidentified man might be suffering from life-threatening West Nile encephalitis - inflammation of the brain - or meningitis - an inflammation of the lining of the brain or spinal cord.
In the summer of 1999--the hottest and driest in a century--62 cases of West Nile encephalitis were reported in New York, and seven people died (see "Beyond the Bite," Your Health, November/December 2003).