West Nile Virus Cases Climbing in Colorado West Nile Virus Cases Climbing in Colorado

West Nile virus infections and deaths are both up in Colorado from last year, and there have been more cases so far than at any point since 2016.Associated Press
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In conclusion, the combination of multiple peptides constitutes a founding set of seromarkers for the discrimination of DENV infected individuals from other flavivirus infections.
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Gehlen Ziegler Following the introduction of the West Nile virus (WNV) into eastern Germany in 2018, increasing infections have been diagnosed in birds, equines, and humans over time, while the spread of WNV into western Germany remained unclear. We screened 437 equine sera from 2018 to 2020, excluding vaccinated horses, collected from convenience sampled patients in the eastern and western parts of Germany, for WNV-specific antibodies (ELISAs followed by virus/specific neutralization tests) and genomes (RT-qPCRs). Clinical presentations, final diagnoses, and demographic data were also recorded. In the eastern pa...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Eric Calvo Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are important vectors of several debilitating and deadly arthropod-borne (arbo) viruses, including Yellow Fever virus, Dengue virus, West Nile virus and Zika virus (ZIKV). Arbovirus transmission occurs when an infected mosquito probes the host’s skin in search of a blood meal. Salivary proteins from mosquitoes help to acquire blood and have also been shown to enhance pathogen transmission in vivo and in vitro. Here, we evaluated the interaction of mosquito salivary proteins with ZIKV by surface plasmon resonance and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We found that three sa...
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AbstractBirds are important hosts for many RNA viruses, including influenza A virus, Newcastle disease virus, West Nile virus and coronaviruses. Innate defense against RNA viruses in birds involves detection of viral RNA by pattern recognition receptors. Several receptors of different classes are involved, such as endosomal toll-like receptors and cytoplasmic retinoic acid –inducible gene I-like receptors, and their downstream adaptor proteins. The function of these receptors and their antagonism by viruses is well established in mammals; however, this has received less attention in birds. These receptors have been c...
Source: Immunogenetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Med Clin (Barc). 2022 Jan 10:S0025-7753(21)00668-0. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2021.10.014. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOver the last two decades there has been an increase in outbreaks of arboviral diseases, being Spain at high risk for disease emergence. This paper reviews the current evidence regarding the transmissibility, disease epidemiology, control strategies and mosquito-borne disease drivers and maintaining factors in Spain. There is risk of autochthonous cases and outbreaks in Spain due to recent transmission occurrence. Recently, there has been an expansion of Aedes Albopticus, a vector for Dengue, Zika and Chikun...
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Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2021 Mar-Apr;32(2):532-542. doi: 10.4103/1319-2442.335467.ABSTRACTWest Nile virus (WNV) infections are a mosquito-borne virus of the Flaviviridae family. The clinical feature of the virus varies between individuals from being asymptomatic in most of the cases to severe central nervous system disease manifested as meningitis, encephalitis, and paralysis. Diabetic nephropathy patient with microvascular and macrovascular complications, who received a kidney transplant a year ago on immunosuppressive therapy, presented with a three-day history of upper respiratory tract infection and fever. He lived...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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