This new malaria vaccine will transform our battle with the deadliest creatures on Earth | Devi Sridhar
The breakthrough has come just in time: malaria has re-emerged in my home state of Florida, and will spread further thanks to climate changeWant to guess the most dangerous animal in the world? When my team asked children in Edinburgh during a public outreach event with schools, they said sharks, alligators, spiders and lions. All good guesses, but none on target. The deadliest animal is the mighty mosquito, which kills more than1 million people a year. Almost 700 million people contract a mosquito-borne illness each year. Mosquitoes carry serious diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, Zika virus and chikung...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Malaria Health World news Africa Science Source Type: news

9 Albertans infected with West Nile virus, AHS says
In the last year, two cases have been recorded in the Edmonton area and seven in southern Alberta. In the last month, there have been five recorded cases in the southeastern area of Alberta. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Warning over deadly virus that could spread from Africa to Europe in 48 hours
West Nile Virus, which can cause fatal illness, has been detected in Spanish mosquitoes, according to health officials. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yet Another Mosquito-Borne Threat: The'Jamestown Canyon Virus '
MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2023 -- You ' ve probably heard of West Nile virus, but mosquitoes spread various other illnesses, too, including the little-known Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV), which is garnering attention across the United States. For example,... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Almost 3,000 Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in U.S. in 2021
MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2023 -- In 2021, there were 3,035 reports of arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) in the United States, including 2,911 caused by West Nile virus, according to research published in the August 25 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - August 28, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

West Nile Virus and Other Nationally Notifiable Arboviral Diseases - United States, 2021
This report describes increased rates of West Nile virus in the U.S. during 2021 compared to the median rate during 2010-2020. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 24, 2023 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks West Nile Virus Infection Source Type: news

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Wisconsin  
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison& Dane County have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in a Wisconsin resident this year. The individual is a resident of Dane County. Cases of West Nile virus have also been reported in three horses in Wisconsin and several mosquito pools. The horse cases were located in Dunn and Clark counties, and the positive mosquitoes were from Milwaukee and Lafayette counties. "This confirmed case in a Wisconsin...(see release)JenniferC.MillerAugust 18, 2023 (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 18, 2023 Category: Hospital Management Authors: JenniferC.Miller Source Type: news

Colorado woman, 31, who fell sick with mosquito-borne West Nile virus that's infecting thousands reveals she still can't return to her job or care for her six-year-old daughter a year after infection
A busy mom in Colorado lost her ability to maintain a high-power job and care full time for her young daughter after contracting a rare case of West Nile virus spread to humans via mosquito bites. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer Buzzkill: Sorting Out Mosquito Myths & Facts
TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2023 -- Mosquitoes can be a big pest, leaving behind itchy bumps on skin and potentially spreading serious diseases, such as West Nile virus. Sam Telford III is a professor of infectious disease and global health at Cummings School... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

West Nile Infections Rising in the US West Nile Infections Rising in the US
In several regions of the United States with high heat and flooding, mosquitoes are multiplying and are spreading West Nile virus to humans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 12, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Climate change may worsen spread of West Nile virus: What to know
Health experts worry that rising temperatures could mean West Nile, a mosquito-borne virus, will become more prevalent in less common places. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adela Suliman Source Type: news

People — not mosquitoes — need blood: Partnering to bolster the nation’s blood supply
Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood — and the American Red Cross works tirelessly to provide 40% of the nation’s blood supply. Each day, we must collect approximately 12,500 blood and nearly 3,000 platelet donations to meet the needs of patients across the country. During the summer months, vacations and school closures often impact blood drives, and it can be challenging to maintain an adequate supply. To help ensure Red Cross shelves stay stocked with lifesaving blood, our partner Orkin stepped up to host its “Mosquitoes Don’t Deserve a Drop” campaign for the fourth year in a row. Orkin’s Daw...
Source: Red Cross Chat - July 21, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood american red cross blood donation Corporate partner philanthropy Source Type: news

Is West Nile Virus on Your Radar? It Should Be.
(MedPage Today) -- Not long ago, a colleague shared a tragic story about a man with a failing heart. The good news? He received a transplant and did well. But soon after, things went terribly wrong. After returning home from the hospital, he suffered... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 20, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Unprecedented Outbreak of West Nile Virus Unprecedented Outbreak of West Nile Virus
An outbreak of West Nile virus which occurred in 2021 in Maricopa County, AZ, with 1,487 cases, 1,014 hospitalizations, and 101 deaths, represents the largest outbreak ever recorded in a U.S. county.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

West Nile virus: What you need to know
Female Culex mosquito, courtesy: CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed reports of West Nile virus in 10 states. The bite of an infected mosquito most commonly spreads the virus. "West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne illness in the U.S.," says Dr. Bobbi Pritt, director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic.  It's a flavivirus —a specific type of RNA virus that can infect humans, birds and horses. "West Nile virus is… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 3, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news