CDC: 21,869 West Nile Virus Cases Identified in U.S. in 2009 to 2018
THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- From 2009 to 2018, there were 21,869 confirmed or probable cases of West Nile virus (WNV) disease, 59 percent of which were neuroinvasive disease cases, according to a surveillance summary published in the March 5 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk maps to predict West Nile virus spread a year in advance
(University of Malaga) Knowing the environmental and human-related variables that characterize the favorable areas for the incidence of the West Nile virus, a flavivirus that is transmitted from birds to humans by mosquitoes, is essential to identify those places in Europe at high risk of experiencing outbreaks, even before these are registered, thus enabling preventive measures to be taken. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drought restrictions had side benefit: Lowering risk of mosquito-borne disease
Shallow pools of water on lawns are ideal breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus, the most common mosquito-borne disease in the United States.A new study by scientists from UCLA and three other universities found that reducing shallow pools of water where the insects lay their eggs is key to preventing the spread of the virus.The study, funded by a grant from the UC Office of the President and published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, found that California ’s water-use restrictions during the statewide drought from 2012 to 2016 led to a decrease in the number of mosquit...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: An Outbreak of West Nile Virus - Arizona, 2019
This report describes an outbreak of West Nile virus in Arizona during 2019. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 28, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks West Nile Virus Infection Source Type: news

A broadly protective antibody that targets the flavivirus NS1 protein
There are no approved flaviviral therapies and the development of vaccines against flaviruses has the potential of being undermined by antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE). The flavivirus nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) is a promising vaccine antigen with low ADE risk but has yet to be explored as a broad-spectrum therapeutic antibody target. Here, we provide the structural basis of NS1 antibody cross-reactivity through cocrystallization of the antibody 1G5.3 with NS1 proteins from dengue and Zika viruses. The 1G5.3 antibody blocks multi-flavivirus NS1-mediated cell permeability in disease-relevant cell lines, and therapeuti...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Modhiran, N., Song, H., Liu, L., Bletchly, C., Brillault, L., Amarilla, A. A., Xu, X., Qi, J., Chai, Y., Cheung, S. T. M., Traves, R., Setoh, Y. X., Bibby, S., Scott, C. A. P., Freney, M. E., Newton, N. D., Khromykh, A. A., Chappell, K. J., Muller, D. A., Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Structural basis for antibody inhibition of flavivirus NS1-triggered endothelial dysfunction
Medically important flaviviruses cause diverse disease pathologies and collectively are responsible for a major global disease burden. A contributing factor to pathogenesis is secreted flavivirus nonstructural protein 1 (NS1). Despite demonstrated protection by NS1-specific antibodies against lethal flavivirus challenge, the structural and mechanistic basis remains unknown. Here, we present three crystal structures of full-length dengue virus NS1 complexed with a flavivirus–cross-reactive, NS1-specific monoclonal antibody, 2B7, at resolutions between 2.89 and 3.96 angstroms. These structures reveal a protective mecha...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Biering, S. B., Akey, D. L., Wong, M. P., Brown, W. C., Lo, N. T. N., Puerta-Guardo, H., Tramontini Gomes de Sousa, F., Wang, C., Konwerski, J. R., Espinosa, D. A., Bockhaus, N. J., Glasner, D. R., Li, J., Blanc, S. F., Juan, E. Y., Elledge, S. J., Mina, Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

UMD finds more West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in lower-income areas of Baltimore
(University of Maryland) Researchers at the University of Maryland found higher rates of West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in lower-income neighborhoods in urban areas of Baltimore, Maryland. Continuing a collaboration with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, this preliminary data provides another piece of the puzzle pointing to higher risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases in these neighborhoods already struggling with environmental injustices and poorer health outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Nile virus infection risk is higher in less affluent neighborhoods in Baltimore, MD
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) In Baltimore, Maryland, people living in low-income urban neighborhoods are more at risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne disease, than people living in more affluent neighborhoods. So reports a new study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

3 Win Nobel Medicine Prize for Discovering Hepatitis C Virus
(STOCKHOLM) — Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio’s work identified a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn’t be explained by the previously discovered hepatitis A and B viruses. Their work, dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, has helped saved millions of lives, the committee said. “Thanks to their discovery, ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: DAVID KEYTON and FRANK JORDANS / AP Tags: Uncategorized News News Desk wire Source Type: news

Warming World Could Alter West Nile Transmission in U.S.
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Climate change could give West Nile virus a boost in some areas of the United States, but reduce its spread in other regions, a new study suggests. The mosquito-borne virus spreads most efficiently in the United States at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

4 Middlesex Communities Categorized As High Risk For West Nile Virus
BOSTON (AP) — Four communities in Middlesex County are now considered high risk for the West Nile virus, health officials said. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced four more human cases of the West Nile virus, bringing the total number in the state this year to seven. All four people were exposed in Middlesex County, officials said. The health department said Cambridge, Newton, Somerville and Watertown have been elevated to high risk for the mosquito-borne disease. Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland, Weston, and Winchester, which are also in Middlesex County, are now considered...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Cambridge News Middlesex County Newton News Somerville News Watertown News West Nile Virus Source Type: news

NYC will spray pesticide to kill rising number of West Nile-infected mosquitoes
New York City will begin spraying pesticide to kill West Nile virus-infected mosquitos in Brooklyn and Queens on Thursday after a rise in bugs and animals with the disease, health department officials said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outdoor Lunch? Cold vs. Hot Water? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. My husband and I plan to be the first in line for a new coronavirus vaccine but my step-son is an anti-vaxxer. Will we have to continue to stay away from him after we are vaccinated? – Jean We just don’t know how effective these vaccines in development will be but...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Should a Study on Pesticides Affect Our Use of Them?
Recent research, which found a link between pyrethroids and deaths from heart disease, highlights the limitations of epidemiological research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Pesticides Hazardous and Toxic Substances Research Heart West Nile Virus DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Ticks and mosquitoes may await the pandemic-weary seeking outdoor exercise
Insects can pass along serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Because of covid-19, health agencies are focusing less on these problems. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

CDC Warns Parents To Be On Lookout For Acute Flaccid Myelitis In Children
(CNN) — Parents and pediatricians need to be on the lookout in the coming months for a rare, paralyzing condition that affects young children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The polio-like condition, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, tends to peak every other year, and the last surge of cases was in 2018, when 238 cases were diagnosed across the US, the CDC said. Read: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Fact Sheet This year is likely to see another upsurge but things will be complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. “AFM is a priority for CDC as we prepare for a possible outbreak this ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Acute Flaccid Myelitis CNN Source Type: news

Disease-Ridden Mosquitoes Fly Free as Health Depts Focus on COVID Disease-Ridden Mosquitoes Fly Free as Health Depts Focus on COVID
Communities must wait until potentially deadly mosquito-borne illnesses such as the West Nile virus sicken humans to find out if the insects are carrying disease.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: world treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN
Ongoing destruction of nature will result in stream of animal diseases jumping to humans, says reportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is treating the health and economic symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic but not the environmental cause, according to the authors of aUN report. As a result, a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in coming years, they say.The number of such“zoonotic” epidemics is rising, from Ebola to Sars to West Nile virus and Rift Valley fever, with the root cause being the destruction of nature by humans and the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Environment Wildlife Infectious diseases Farming Medical research Science World news United Nations Health Sars Meat industry Farm animals Source Type: news

West Nile Virus Fast Facts
View CNN's West Nile Virus Fast Facts for symptoms and statistics about the disease spread by infected mosquitoes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Coronavirus Spread Through Secondhand Smoke? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — As Massachusetts continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the public has plenty of questions. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of those sent to WBZ-TV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. With the upcoming season, we already have troubles with ticks and Lyme disease and mosquitoes and their diseases. How is the coronavirus going to affect this problem? – Ken from north of Boston  Coronavirus is not spread by mosquitoes or ticks, but you’re right, we still have to protect ourselves from insect-borne diseases like Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus. S...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

'It ’s a razor’s edge we’re walking': inside the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine
Around the world, more than 40 teams are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. We followed one doctor in the most urgent quest of his life. By Samanth SubramanianCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOf the dozens of places where a coronavirus vaccine might be born, one is DIOSynVax, a small company started by a Canadian pathologist named Jonathan Heeney. In ordinary times, I ’d have visited Heeney in his office, in a stately red-brick building in Cambridge. I’d have met his team and his Aria III cytometer, which looks like as if might brew a strong, space-age espresso but which, in fac...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Samanth Subramanian Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Source Type: news

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 25, 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 5, 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