West Nile fever


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West Nile fever

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(Pathology) a viral disease, caused by a flavivirus and spread by a mosquito (Culex pipiens), that results in encephalitis
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It was first isolated from the blood of a febrile woman in Uganda (West Nile district) in 1937, which led to the name "West Nile fever" [20, 21].
SOFYA (CyHAN)- In 2015, Bulgaria was hit by four very dangerous animal infections that spread into humans, including avian influenza, West Nile fever, anthrax and brucellosis, an official said here on Thursday.
(1,4) Typical presentations of WNV infection include West Nile fever and neuroinvasive disease.
"If they do get symptoms, West Nile fever feels like a cold, and sometimes includes a skin rash.
Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service's Center for Grain and Animal Health Research (CGAHR) in Manhattan, Kansas, and the University of Wyoming are using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with gold nanoparticles to design tests that rapidly identify the virus that causes West Nile fever.
Clinical characteristics of the West Nile fever outbreak, Israel, 2000.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), water-borne diseases, such as Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Leptospirosis and Hepatitis A, as well as vector-borne diseases, such as Malaria, Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Yellow Fever, and West Nile Fever are all concerns after flooding.
Three people who were diagnosed with West Nile Fever died in Turkey.
Infection with West Nile virus (WNV) adheres to the typical arbovirus pyramid: Roughly 80% of human infections are entirely asymptomatic, 20% result in the nasty and debilitating febrile illness called West Nile fever, and about 1 in 150 infections lead to severe CNS disease.
This species spreads West Nile fever virus and the parasites that cause the limb swellings of filariasis.
Studies within the last year indicate the recovery phase following symptomatic WNV infection may be more prolonged than originally thought, even in patients with West Nile fever rather than neurologic disease.
The exception is WNV, for which both mild (West Nile fever) and neuroinvasive disease (meningitis and encephalitis are reported.

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