14 West Nile virus cases confirmed in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed 14 cases of West Nile virus, the first for 2016.
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Source: Infection and Drug Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infection and Drug Resistance Source Type: research
up Ana Vasić West Nile virus (WNV) is a widespread zoonotic arbovirus and a threat to public health in Germany since its first emergence in 2018. It has become of particular relevance in Germany in 2019 due to its rapid geographical spread and the detection of the first human clinical cases. The susceptibility of indigenous Culex pipiens (biotypes pipiens and molestus) for a German WNV lineage 2 strain was experimentally compared to that of Serbian Cx. pipiens biotype molestus and invasive German Aedes albopictus. All tested populations proved to be competent laboratory vectors of WNV. Culex pipiens biotype pipiens ...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
by Chuan-min Zhou, Jian-wei Liu, Rui Qi, Li-zhu Fang, Xiang-rong Qin, Hui-ju Han, Rong-can Mo, Hao Yu, Yong-jun Jiao, Jian-yan Lin, Xue-jie Yu Currently, Zika virus (ZIKV) is spreading across the world and no ZIKV infection cases have ever been reported in China. Here, we aimed to determine whether ZIKV infection exists in China. Blood samples of 273 healthy individuals were collected from Nanning City, Guangxi Province, China in March 2 019. We found that 9.5% (26/273) and 1.8% (5/273) of healthy persons were positive to ZIKV total antibody (IgG and/or IgM) IgM antibody, respectively. All ZIKV positive plasma samples wer...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
After Action Reviews (AAR) with a One Health perspective were performed in Slovenia, Italy, Serbia and Greece following a severe West Nile virus (WNV) transmission season in 2018. A protocol combining traditio...
Source: Globalization and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
View CNN's West Nile Virus Fast Facts for symptoms and statistics about the disease spread by infected mosquitoes.
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Abstract West Nile virus is a flavivirus transmitted to humans mainly by mosquito bites. Outbreaks are observed in several European countries, and Greece is one of the most affected countries during the recent years. Thessaly was one of the most affected regions in Greece in 2019. A total of 3,025 Culex spp. mosquitoes collected in Thessaly were grouped into 47 pools and tested for West Nile virus (WNV). Eight (17%) pools were found positive. Whole genome sequences were obtained from two positive pools. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the causative strain was an evolutionary variant of the strains circulating in...
Source: Acta Tropica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research
Mutien-Marie Garigliany Usutu virus (USUV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, closely related to the West Nile virus (WNV). Similar to WNV, USUV may cause infections in humans, with occasional, but sometimes severe, neurological complications. Further, USUV can be highly pathogenic in wild and captive birds and its circulation in Europe has given rise to substantial avian death. Adequate study models of this virus are still lacking but are critically needed to understand its pathogenesis and virulence spectrum. The chicken embryo is a low-cost, easy-to-manipulate and ethically acceptable model that closely reflects mamm...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: Increasing awareness of intersectoral priorities, including cross-border ones, through MRA is relevant to reduce gaps due to unavailability of shared data and information. Given that six out of the ten threats to global health listed by WHO are occurring at the human-animal-environmental interfaces, comprehensive regional RA with a One Health approach made by national authorities can be a relevant added value for the global health security. PMID: 32382554 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: Surveillance should be continued while increasing the sampling campaigns due to the presence of wetlands in the region and abundant species which are considered as vectors, feeding on both birds and humans. PMID: 32368556 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Arthropod Borne Dis Source Type: research
Conditions:   West Nile Virus;   West Nile Fever;   West Nile Fever Encephalitis;   West Nile Fever Meningitis;   West Nile Meningitis;   West Nile Virus Meningoencephalitis;   West Nile Fever Meningoencephalitis;   West Nile Fever With Neurologic Manifestation;   Oxidative Str ess Intervention:   Sponsors:   Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium;   Victor Babes Hospital, Bucharest, Romania;   Univer...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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