West Nile virus triggers brain inflammation by inhibiting protein degradation
(Hokkaido University) West Nile virus (WNV) inhibits autophagy -- an essential system that digests or removes cellular constituents such as proteins -- to induce the aggregation of proteins in infected cells, triggering cell death and brain inflammation (encephalitis), according to Hokkaido University researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Time for a closer look at Pyrethroid insecticides
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Columbia professors offer their perspective on a recent study on Pyrethroid, among the most widely used insecticides for public health control of vector-borne illnesses, including West Nile virus. While the insecticides are generally regarded as posing low health risks to humans in ordinary exposure situations, results show a 50 percent increase in total mortality and three-fold increase in heart disease deaths in persons with high urinary levels of 3-PBA. This unexpected finding merits urgent follow-up. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Salmonella the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks in the European Union
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU in 2018 were caused by Salmonella. This is one of the main findings of the annual report on trends and sources of zoonoses published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). West Nile virus and STEC infections were reported at unusually high levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Nile Virus Infection: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018; Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2019. This six-page report on cases of West Nile virus infection is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on September 10, 2019. For 2018,11 European Union/European Economic Area Member States reported 1,605 West Nile virus infections, of which 1,548 (96 percent) were locally acquired. The majority of locally acquired cases were reported by Italy, Greece, and Romania. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WSU study shows insulin can increase mosquitoes' immunity to West Nile virus
(Washington State University) A discovery by a Washington State University-led research team has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue viruses. The researchers demonstrated that mammalian insulin activated an antiviral immunity pathway in mosquitoes, increasing the insects' ability to suppress the viruses. Since mosquito bites are the most common way humans are infected with West Nile, stopping the virus among the insects would protect human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Economic Burden of West Nile Virus Disease Economic Burden of West Nile Virus Disease
Diagnostic and treatment costs associated with West Nile virus can have significant economic impacts for both patients and healthcare systems.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Third Human Case Of West Nile Virus Reported In Mass.
BOSTON (CBS) – The third human case of West Nile Virus has been announced by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. A man in his 60s from Middlesex County was exposed to the virus last month. “We continue to emphasize the need for people to protect themselves from mosquito bites,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “Although mosquito populations are declining, some risk will continue until the first hard frost.” CHECK: Map Of Communities At Risk For EEE, WNV The other two human cases of WNV this year were another man in his 60s from Middlesex County and a man in ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Eastern Equine Encephalitis EEE West Nile Virus Source Type: news

Health officials confirm first West Nile virus death in L.A. County this year
The person was a South Bay resident who was hospitalized and died from West Nile virus-associated neuroinvasive disease. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jaclyn Cosgrove Source Type: news

Freetown Man Is 2nd Person To Die EEE In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) — A man in his 70s has become the second person to die and the 10th person to be diagnosed with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus in Massachusetts, the Department of Public Health said Friday. The man was a Freetown resident, according to the town. There are 35 communities at critical risk, 40 at high risk, and 128 at moderate risk for EEE. Check: Map Of Communities At Risk Additionally, a second person, a man in his 50s from Plymouth County, was diagnosed with West Nile Virus. Health officials urged the public to use bug spray, reduce exposed skin and stay indoors from dusk to dawn when m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local EEE Source Type: news

8th Human Case Of Mosquito-Borne EEE Reported In Mass.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts public health officials say laboratory testing has confirmed the state’s eighth human case of eastern equine encephalitis this season. The state Department of Public Health said Friday the latest case of the mosquito-borne disease is in a man in his 50s from northeastern Bristol County. Of the previous seven cases, one was in a 5-year-old girl, and another in adult woman was fatal. Check: Map Of Communities At Risk In addition to the eight human cases of EEE, there have also been eight confirmed cases of EEE in animals and one human case of West Nile virus. There are 35 communit...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston EEE Source Type: news

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Wisconsin This Year
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as it announces this year ’s first confirmed human case ofWest Nile virus (WNV) in a resident of Northeastern Wisconsin. West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito and is not spread person to person. Mosquitoes get the virus by feeding on infected birds. The majority of human WNV cases occur during the...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 11, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

West Nile virus reported in at least 26 states
Summer means mosquitos and the threat of the deadly West Nile virus. Cases of the virus in humans have been reported in at least 26 states. Scientists are working on a vaccine but a lack of funding is delaying the development. Mireya Villarreal reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Idaho man left with West Nile virus after being bitten by mosquitoes at a state park
Lance Bottoms, from Boise Idaho, believes he contracted West Nile virus after he was bitten by mosquitoes during a visit to Eagle Island State Park in July. He has not been able to return to work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne West Nile Virus Soared in 2018, According to CDC Data
Severe cases of West Nile virus were 25% more common than usual in 2018, and transmission patterns appeared to shift to new regions, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus that is usually asymptomatic, but causes side effects including fever, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea and joint pain in about 20% of people who are infected. In serious cases, it can lead to complications including brain inflammation and meningitis. It is by far the most common mosquito- or tick-borne virus in the U.S.—especially in 2018, according to the CDC’s ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease On the Rise West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease On the Rise
Healthcare providers should consider arboviral infections in patients with aseptic meningitis or encephalitis and perform appropriate diagnostic tests, the CDC cautions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In 2018, 2,813 Cases of Domestic Arbovirus Reported in U.S.
THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 -- A total of 2,813 cases of domestic arboviral disease were identified in 2018, of which 94 percent were West Nile Virus, according to research published in the Aug. 9 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

West Nile Virus and Other Domestic Nationally Notifiable Arboviral Diseases --- United States, 2018
West Nile virus is the leading cause of domestically acquired arboviral disease in the continental United States. Approximately 93% of arboviral disease cases occurred during April-September in 2018. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 8, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report West Nile Virus Infection Source Type: news

Two L.A. County residents are sick with West Nile — the county's first cases of 2019
Two people in Los Angeles County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus, in what officials say are the first two cases in the county this year. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Light pollution may be increasing West Nile virus spillover from wild birds
(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) House sparrows infected with West Nile virus (WNV) that live in light polluted conditions remain infectious for two days longer than those who do not, increasing the potential for a WNV outbreak by about 41%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chinese Scientists Cut Local Numbers of Dangerous Mosquito by 94%
WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 -- Some mosquitoes spread diseases to humans through their bite, passing along harmful pathogens like Zika, dengue fever, West Nile virus and chikungunya. Now humans are turning the tables, infecting these dangerous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

West Nile Virus Spreading: How To Prevent Infection
West Nile Virus activity has already appeared in 26 states and human cases in these 10 states. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Entitled To Reduced Attorney Fees, Colorado Federal Judge Says
DENVER - A disability claimant is entitled to more than $65,000 in attorney fees, a Colorado federal judge said June 10 after determining that the claimant, who prevailed in a dispute over benefits for West Nile virus, cannot collect attorney fees that were expended on independent doctors who were consulted during the administrative phase before the claimant filed suit (Michael J. Paquin v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 16-02142, D. Colo., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96798). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 8, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Communicable Disease Threats to Public Health in the European Union; Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 7/2019. This 18-page report covers the events and threats detected by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) epidemic intelligence (EI) team in 2018 and the actions taken related to these findings. In 2018, 377 events were monitored and discussed at the daily round table meetings. Of the 377 events, 71 led to the opening and monitoring of a new threat. Threats of particular interest in 2018 included dengue, West Nile virus infection, monkeypox, and the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo....
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

West Nile Virus: What is West Nile Virus, what are the symptoms and is it FATAL?
WEST NILE VIRUS numbers have soared in Greece prompting the Foreign Office to issue a travel warning to holidaymakers - but what is the virus, what are its symptoms and can it kill? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tourists headed to Greece are warned about the killer West Nile virus
A total of 316 people caught West Nile virus in Greece last year and 50 of them died, which was the worst toll the infection has taken since 35 people died and 262 caught it in 2012, officials said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to treat wounds caused by insects and animal bites
  Being outdoors during the warm weather season carries with it the risk of bites of all kinds – insects, animals, ticks and others. Here is some helpful advice for treating bites and itching. Check the symptoms. Most insect bites and stings are mild, causing minor symptoms like itching, redness, stinging or a small degree of swelling around the bite. In some rare cases, stings from hornets, bees, wasps, scorpions or fire ants may lead to more serious reactions, including mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Mayo Clinic advises moving away from the area where you were stung or bitten to prevent further injur...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 10, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products wound care treatment Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: West Nile Fever; Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 6/2019. This six-page report on cases of West Nile virus is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on March 14, 2019. In 2017, eight European Union/European Economic Area Member States reported 208 West Nile virus (WNV) infections, of which 201 (97 percent) were locally acquired. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Health Confronts the Mosquito: Developing Sustainable State and Local Mosquito Control Programs; Second Edition
Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Published: 5/21/2019. This 72-page document, updated from the 2005 edition, provides guidance to assist local, state, and territorial mosquito control programs in developing and maintaining effective mosquito control programs. The rapid spread of West Nile virus (WNV) and the emergence of other viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika in the United States and its territories, demonstrates the continuing need for organized mosquito control activities. Guidance is organized into four sections: Understanding the roles of government and nongovernmenta...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fifteen years of mosquito data implicate species most likely to transmit West Nile virus in Iowa
(Iowa State University) A study published this week that analyzed 15 years of mosquito surveillance data shows Iowa's western counties experience a higher abundance of the species thought to most commonly carry West Nile virus. Culex tarsalis, the mosquito species most often implicated in West Nile transmission, usually becomes most active in early September. The data support similar findings in Nebraska and South Dakota. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mount Sinai researchers find significant delays in West Nile virus reporting
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers found significant delays in reporting human cases of West Nile virus, hampering real-time forecasting of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease, according to a study in the JAMA Network Open in April. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The end of California's drought could mean fewer cases of West Nile virus
Researchers say the end of California's drought could offer a surprising benefit: reduced transmission of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 15, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

The end of California's drought could mean fewer cases of West Nile virus
Researchers say theend of California ’s drought could offer a surprising benefit: reduced transmission of the mosquito-borneWest Nile virus.Drought is themost important weather-related factor that affects the rate of West Nile infection, scientists say.Mosquito eggs need water to hatch, but... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Harriet Blair Rowan Source Type: news

MRI brain map links early brain atrophy to HIV
Based on brain MR images of people with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI measurements can change Parkinson's diagnosis MRI shows drug slows brain atrophy in MS patients Brain MRI shows long-term adverse effects of West Nile virus MRI advances detection of Zika-related brain abnormalities fMRI finds cognitive issues in HIV-positive patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mobile DNA element found in mosquito parasite has potential for infectious disease control
(Marine Biological Laboratory) An interdisciplinary team of scientists has identified a new mobile DNA element in the Wolbachia parasite, which may contribute to improved control strategies for mosquito vectors of diseases such as Dengue and West Nile virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: West Nile Virus Infection; Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 3/2019. This six-page report on cases of West Nile virus infection is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on December 10, 2018. For 2016, seven European Union/European Economic Area Member States reported 238 West Nile virus infections, of which 224 (94 percent) were locally acquired, and 14 were travel-related. Most locally acquired cases were reported by Romania and Italy. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cumulative Incidence of West Nile Virus Infection Cumulative Incidence of West Nile Virus Infection
How many people in the United States have been infected with West Nile virus?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

What Does Mosquito and Vector Control Mean and Why Do We Need It?
Source: National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NNLM SCR). Published: 2/13/2019. The first portion of this 57-minute webinar focuses on the importance of vector control; what it is; why and how it exists; and what state, local, and federal districts/support agencies do. The second portion focuses on the rise of vector control activities in Tarrant County, Texas, after a major West Nile virus outbreak that occurred in North Texas in 2012. Surveillance and response activities are discussed from the perspective of public health, and focus on mosquito-borne diseases within the Dallas-Fort Worth area. (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insecticide resistance genes affect vector competence for West Nile virus
(Institut Pasteur) In a context of overuse of insecticides, which leads to the selection of resistant mosquitoes, it is already known that this resistance to insecticides affects interactions between mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur (Paris) and its partners prove that mechanisms of insecticide resistance, observed in Culex quinquefasciatus vector, impact the transmission of West Nile virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Insights into Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks
In the wake of the recent Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, a reevaluation of the ways plague spreads through prairie dog colonies in the western United States has yielded insights that could help explain outbreaks of plague, Ebola, and other diseases that can be transmitted by animals to humans. These include West Nile Virus disease and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). The study, led by Dan Salkeld and Mike Antolin of Colorado State University and described in the journal BioScience, suggests that even deadly diseases may persist unnoticed in a population for years as smoldering infections, rather than jump fro...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Terrestrial Bird Migration and West Nile Virus Circulation Terrestrial Bird Migration and West Nile Virus Circulation
How have the flight paths of terrestrial birds impacted the circulation of West Nile virus?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-Borne Outbreaks in 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/19/2018. This 262-page report presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2017 in 37 European countries: 28 European Union (EU) Member States and nine non-Member States. It summarizes trends and sources for diseases that include salmonella, Campylobacteriosis, bovine tuberculosis, Brucella, Trichinella, Echinococcus, Toxoplasma, rabies, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), West Nile virus, and tularaemia. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘They Will Be Studied for the Rest of Their Lives.’ How China’s Gene-Edited Twins Could Be Forever Changed By Controversial CRISPR Work
For now, they’re known as Lulu and Nana, pseudonyms that are meant to give them some amount of anonymity amid the international uproar over their birth. As the first babies born after their genomes were edited (while they were embryos, by the genetics tool CRISPR) the twin girls, born in Shenzhen, China are the subject of scientific and public scrutiny that will only escalate as they get older. He Jiankui, a professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology, stunned the world when he claimed, both in a video posted by his lab and in an interview with a journalist, that he used CRISPR to disable a gene in...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized crispr Genetics healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Vanderbilt discovery could neutralize West Nile virus
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that can 'neutralize' the West Nile virus and potentially prevent a leading cause of viral encephalitis (brain inflammation) in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Arkansas father-of-four fighting for life three weeks after contracting West Nile virus
Curtis Bridges, 34, from Helena-West Helena on the Mississippi border and just south of Memphis, Tennessee, came down with a fever and chills in September - right at the end of mosquito season. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. Kids Have Recently Been Diagnosed with a Mysterious Paralyzing Illness
(NEW YORK) — More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it. This year’s count could surpass the tallies seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016, officials said. Fortunately, the disease remains rare: This year, there have been 90 cases spread among 27 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. It’s not clear what’s causing some children to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week a...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

West Nile Virus and Other Notifiable Arboviral Diseases West Nile Virus and Other Notifiable Arboviral Diseases
This report details the incidence of various arboviral diseases in the continental US in 2017. West Nile Virus remains the most common, but other arboviral infections are on the upswing.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Reported in a Wisconsin Resident
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today thata confirmed human case of St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) disease in a resident of Dane County, the first reported case in the state since 1981. SLEV isrelated to West Nile virus (WNV) and, like WNV, is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. SLEV is not transmitted person-to-person. SLEV is rare in Wisconsin...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 1, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Cases of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Continue to Rise. And Experts Are Frustrated Over a Lack of Answers
A rare, polio-like illness continues to spread across the United States, puzzling and concerning health officials who are investigating the mysterious condition. So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a total of 72 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 24 states, including clusters in Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Colorado. Ninety percent of confirmed diagnoses were in children younger than 18, according to the CDC. The agency is investigating another 119 patients in connection with the disease, which causes symptoms including sudden arm and leg weakness, loss of musc...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Consider Neuroinvasive Arboviruses in Differential Dx, CDC Says Consider Neuroinvasive Arboviruses in Differential Dx, CDC Says
Arboviral diseases, such as West Nile virus infections, are a growing concern in the US; physicians should include them in the differential diagnosis of aseptic meningitis and encephalitis, the CDC says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news