West Nile virus still a threat
- West Nile virus infection. Guharoy, Roy; Gilroy, Shelley A.; Noviasky, John A.; Ference, Jonathan // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;6/15/2004, Vol. 61 Issue 12, p1235
Purpose. The epidemiology, virology, and transmission of West Nile virus (WNV) are reviewed, and the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of WNV infection are examined. Summary. WNV infection is caused by a flavivirus transmitted from birds to humans through the bite of culicine...
- West Nile Virus Outbreak in North American Owls, Ontario, 2002. Gancz, Ady Y.; Barker, Ian K.; Lindsay, Robbin; Dibernardo, Antonia; McKeever, Katherine; Hunter, Bruce // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Dec2004, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p2135
From July to September 2002, an outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV) caused a high number of deaths in captive owls at the Owl Foundation, Vineland, Ontario, Canada. Peak death rates occurred in mid-August, and the epidemiologic curve resembled that of corvids in the surrounding Niagara region. The...
- West Nile Virus Outbreak in Humans in Croatia, 2012. Merdić, Enrih; Perić, Ljiljana; Pandak, Nenad; Kurolt, Ivan Christian; Turić, Nataša; Vignjević, Goran; Štolfa, Ivna; Milas, Josip; Bogojević, Mirta Sudarić; Markotić, Alemka // Collegium Antropologicum;Sep2013, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p943
During August and September 2012, seven cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease were identified in three northeastern counties of Croatia. Four cases were reported in Osijek-Baranja County, two in Brod-Posavina County and one in Vukovar-Srijem County. The median age of the patients was 62.7...
- Year-round West Nile virus activity, Gulf Coast region, Texas and Louisiana. Tesh, Robert B.; Parsons, Ray; Siirin, Marina; Randle, Yvonne; Sargent, Chris; Guzman, Hilda; Wuithiranyagool, Taweesak; Higgs, Stephen; Vanlandingham, Dana L.; Bala, Adil A.; Haas, Keith; Zerinque, Brian // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Sep2004, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p1649
West Nile virus (WNV) was detected in 11 dead birds and two mosquito pools collected in east Texas and southern Louisiana during surveillance studies in the winter of 2003 to 2004. These findings suggest that WNV is active throughout the year in this region of the United States.
- Beyond the Bite. Israel, Alyssa // E: The Environmental Magazine;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p40
Provides information on the West Nile virus which is being transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms of the disease; Number of U.S. citizens who died from the virus; Prevention of the virus.
- Don't let mosquitoes and West Nile ruin your summer. Poster, Elizabeth C. // Fort Worth Business Press;6/20/2003, Vol. 16 Issue 25, p26
Offers information on the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus infection. History of its discovery; Signs and symptoms; Prevention.
- West Nile cases still on the rise. Poirot, Carolyn // Fort Worth Business Press;9/3/2012, Vol. 24 Issue 35, p7
The article examines the reported 234 cases of West Nile virus in humans at Tarrant County, Texas with 4 deaths from the virus. Mosquitoes reportedly get West Nile from feeding on infected birds and then transmit the virus to humans in mosquito bites with symptoms like moderate to high fever,...
- West Nile Surge. McRae, Michael // National Geographic Adventure;Mar2008, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p42
The article provides information about the West Nile fever cases in the U.S. It states that a third of the 3,404 West Nile cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were neuroinvasive in which 98 of them were fatal. Meanwhile, CDC forecasted that the disease would strike in Gulf...
- First evidence for presence of Culex pipiens biotype molestus in the Netherlands, and of hybrid biotype pipiens and molestus in northern Europe. Reusken, C. B. E. M.; De Vries, A.; Buijs, J.; Braks, M. A. H.; Den Hartog, W.; Scholte, E. -J. // Journal of Vector Ecology;Jun2010, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p210
The article discusses a study on the presence of Culex pipiens biotype molestus in the Netherlands and of the hybrid biotype pipiens and molestus in Northern Europe. Culex pipiens complex members are cited as the principal vectors for the transmission of the West Nile virus (WNV) in North...