Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Found Among Kids in 22 States
  NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are being investigated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Similar waves of the same illness occurred in 2014 and 2016. CDC officials say they haven't found the cause. Some possible suspects, such as polio and West Nile virus, have been ruled out. Another kind of virus is suspected, b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer & Reuters (Video) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Found Among Kids in 22 States
  NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are being investigated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Similar waves of the same illness occurred in 2014 and 2016. CDC officials say they haven't found the cause. Some possible suspects, such as polio and West Nile virus, have been ruled out. Another kind of virus is suspected, b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer & Reuters (Video) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Tunisia:First Confirmed West Nile Virus Case in Djerba
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The first confirmed case of West Nile virus has been recorded in Djerba. A young girl had been suspected of being infected with the virus for over two weeks and had thereafter confirmed on October 9, Regional Health Director in Medenine Jameleffine Hamdi told TAP. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

6 Minnesota Kids Have Developed a Rare, Polio-Like Illness —and Health Officials Don’t Know Why
Six Minnesota children have recently been diagnosed with a rare, polio-like nervous system disorder that can cause paralysis — and the cluster is concerning and puzzling state health officials. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has since mid-September received a half-dozen reports of children with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a severe condition that typically affects kids and can result in muscle weakness or paralysis, respiratory failure and even death, according to a statement. All of the Minnesota patients are younger than 10, and cases have been reported in northeastern and central parts of the state, as ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Minnesota onetime Source Type: news

3 More Kids Have Developed a Rare, Polio-Like Illness —and Health Officials Don’t Know Why
Three more children have come down with a polio-like nervous system disorder that can cause paralysis, fueling an ongoing investigation into an outbreak of the rare disease. Three children are being treated for suspected cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, ABC News reports. The new patients join a cluster of cases in Minnesota and another in Colorado. As of September 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had this year recorded 38 confirmed cases of the severe condition, which typically affects kids and can result in muscle weakness or paralysis, respirat...
Source: TIME: Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Minnesota onetime Source Type: news

Up to 127 People Have Developed a Rare, Polio-Like Illness — and Health Officials Don’t Know Why
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has so far this year recorded 127 suspected cases of a polio-like nervous system disorder that can cause paralysis, fueling an ongoing investigation into an outbreak of the rare disease. Of those 127 illnesses, 62 cases in 22 states are confirmed to be acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the CDC said Tuesday. The CDC recorded only 33 confirmed cases of the severe condition — which typically affects kids and can result in muscle weakness or paralysis, respiratory failure and even death — during all of last year, though there were 149 cases the year before. “W...
Source: TIME: Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Minnesota onetime Source Type: news

West Nile Virus: How Climate Change May Be Contributing To Its Spread
This year has been the worst year for West Nile Virus in Iowa since 2003. And Europe has experienced an unusually early start and high number of locally-acquired West Nile virus infections. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Romania: 4 dead from West Nile virus this week, 30 new cases
Health authorities say mosquito-borne viruses have killed four people in Romania this week bringing the total deaths to 21 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Warming Threatens Europe ’ s Public Health
Parched olive groves in northern Croatia, where West Nile Virus has already claimed one victim this year. West Nile Virus infections have sharply increased in Europe this year, the World Health Organisation says, largely due to a longer transmission season in the region which this year saw high temperatures and extended rainy spells followed by dry weather, helping mosquito breeding and propagation. Credit: Ed Holt/IPSBy Ed HoltVIENNA, Sep 13 2018 (IPS)Climate change and health experts are warning of the growing threat to public health in Europe from global warming as rising temperatures help potentially lethal diseases sp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Europe Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Health and Environment Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 3 Human Cases Of West Nile Virus
BOSTON (AP) — State officials are reporting the first three confirmed human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile Virus in Massachusetts this year. The Department of Public Health said Friday that none of the cases was fatal, though two required hospitalization. They involved a woman in her 70s from Worcester County, a woman in her 60s from Middlesex County, and woman in her 50s from Suffolk County. Officials said a horse that was stabled in Hampshire County also contracted West Nile Virus and had to be euthanized. On Tuesday, the agency announced it was raising the risk level for West Nile Virus from low to moderate thr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Source Type: news

West Nile virus cases in Greece jump in 2018
Eleven people have died and 107 infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Greece so far this summer, authorities said, the highest number of reported cases since 2012. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Louisiana, Mississippi top nation in worst West Nile illness
Louisiana and Mississippi are leading the nation in the number of people who have become the most seriously ill from West Nile virus this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Louisiana, Mississippi top nation in illness from West Nile
Louisiana and Mississippi are leading the nation in the number of people who have become seriously ill from West Nile virus this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

West Nile virus kills 22 in Europe
Health officials have warned there has been a spike in mosquito-borne West Nile virus this year, with 401 recorded human cases across Europe, with most in Serbia, Italy and Greece. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of West Nile virus kills 22 in Europe
Health officials have warned there has been a spike in mosquito-borne West Nile virus this year, with 401 recorded human cases across Europe, with most in Serbia, Italy and Greece. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Wisconsin This Year
State and local health officials are advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites due to the state'sfirst human case of West Nile virus (WNV) this year. A resident of Dane County is the first person confirmed infected with the virus in the state in 2018. The majority of WNV human cases in the state occur during the months of August and September. However, the risk of contracting WNV and other mosquito-borne illnesses is...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 17, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Zika, West Nile Cases Reported in Alabama
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Multiple reports of Zika virus and West Nile virus are being investigated by Alabama health officials. People can get Zika virus from mosquito bites, sex, and blood transfusions, and a pregnant woman can pass it to her... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Claimant Entitled To LTD Benefits For West Nile Virus, Judge Says
DENVER - A disability claimant is entitled to past and future long-term disability benefits because the insurer's termination of benefits was an abuse of discretion because the weight of the evidence supported a finding that the claimant was disabled as a result of West Nile virus, a Colorado federal judge said July 26 (Michael J. Paquin v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 16-02142, D. Colo., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125231). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Zika, West Nile Cases Reported in Alabama Multiple reports of Zika virus and West Nile virus are being investigated by Alabama health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

West Nile Virus symptoms: What is West Nile Virus? Is it more deadly than Ebola?
HEATWAVE conditions around Europe have led to some devastating effects as wildfires grip certain regions, but a disease named West Nile Virus has also rolled in. What is West Nile Virus and is it more deadly than Ebola? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Nile Virus sweeps America: Cases reported from coast to coast
West Nile Virus has been popping up across the US with a number of cases confirmed 36 states including California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana Massachusetts, and Minnesota. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Invasive crayfish lead to more mosquitoes and risk of disease in Southern California
Invasive red swamp crayfish are a serious problem in the Santa Monica Mountains and other parts of Southern California. They devastate native wildlife, including threatened species such as the California red-legged frog, throwing off the natural balance of ecosystems.They also pose a threat to people, according toa new paper in the journal Conservation Biology. The study is based on field research in the Santa Monica Mountains and lab experiments at UCLA  La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science.Mosquitos are notorious vectors that spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and West Nile virus. In the mountains,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

DEET Is the Most Effective Bug Spray. But Is It Safe?
Sure, itchy bug bites are a nuisance. But for those living in parts of the country where mosquito or tick-borne illnesses are common—and these days, that’s most of us—bug-repellent sprays and liquids are an important safeguard against Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other serious health conditions. The annual number of people sickened by mosquitos or tick bites has more than tripled since 2004, according to the CDC. The World Health Organization has concluded that climate change is a likely contributor to these increases, which are predicted to continue as warmer global temperatures expand the habitats ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Researchers discover a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquitoes and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus
(Natural News) West Nile Virus (WNV) might sound like an exotic disease that affects people somewhere in Africa, but it is also pervasive throughout the United States, particularly in the hot, muggy, summer months. While most infected people never even exhibit any symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that about 1-in-5... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquitoes In Boston Test Positive For West Nile Virus
BOSTON (AP) — Mosquitoes in Boston have tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this season. The city Public Health Commission said Friday a mosquito pool in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood tested positive for the virus, which typically causes fever and flu-like symptoms. The commission says larvicide has been placed in wetlands and catch basins and aerosol spraying is taking place to reduce the mosquito population. There have been no recorded human cases of mosquito-borne illnesses in Boston this year, and there were none last year. Jennifer Lo, the commission’s medical director, said Bostonians ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Local TV Mosquitos West Nile Virus Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding West Nile Virus
-- West Nile Virus is an infection that is spread by mosquitoes, and is commonly found in Africa, West Asia and the Middle East. The virus made its way to the United States in 1999 and has been reported in 48 states, the American Academy of Family... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed
A Chicago resident has been confirmed to have contacted West Nile virus which is a mosquito-borne virus found throughout the United States, according to IDPH. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Confirmed 2018 West Nile Virus cases: What to know about the mosquito-borne disease
What to know about West Nile virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: What is West Nile virus?
This virus, spread to people by mosquitoes, can lead to a fatal illness in 1 out of every 150 people infected. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Grifols Expands its NAT Solutions Portfolio with New FDA Approvals for Two Assays
Grifols Procleix Ultrio Elite assay screens for HIV-1, HCV, and HBV and detects HIV-2; the Procleix WNV assay screens for West Nile virus Both assays are approved to run on the fully automated NAT blood screening platform Procleix Panther system Thes... Diagnostics, FDA Grifols, Procleix Ultrio Elite, Procleix WNV, HIV-1, HCV (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds a pesticide-free way to combat mosquitos and West Nile
(University of Waterloo) Researchers at the University of Waterloo may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some area and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases 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 - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Columbia County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reports a dead bird found in Columbia County has tested positive forWest Nile virus. This is the first case of WNV activity reported in the state in 2018. “This case reminds us that West Nile virus is already active in Wisconsin this season, so we all need to take steps to prevent mosquito bites to keep from getting sick,” said Karen McKeown, the State Health Officer. West Nile virus is spread to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 31, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks
There are several measures you can take, some of which provide two-for-one protection against the insects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ticks (Insects) Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Lyme Disease Deet (Insect Repellent) Source Type: news

Diseases Spread By Insects Have More Than Tripled, CDC Says
In the United States, diseases spread by mosquito, flea and tick bites tripled from 2004 to 2016, federal health officials say in a new report. During that time, there were more than 640,000 cases of vector-borne diseases. “People really do need to take this seriously,” says Dr. Lyle Petersen, the director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new study—published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report—marks the first time the agency has collectively e...
Source: TIME: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

West Nile virus reemerged and spread to new areas in Greece in 2017, researchers show
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) West Nile virus (WNV), which is transmitted via mosquito bites, reemerged and spread to new territories of Greece in 2017 following a two-year hiatus in reported human cases, according to findings presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Greece provides the appropriate ecological and climatic conditions for WNV circulation. The virus has been established in Greece and disease transmission may continue in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rats, cats, and people trade-off as main course for mosquitoes in Baltimore, Md.
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Understanding how neighborhood dynamics regulate mosquito bites is key to managing diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus. Today in Parasites& Vectors, researchers report that in Baltimore, Md., socioeconomic differences between neighborhoods influence bite risk, with rats being a primary blood meal source in lower income neighborhoods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers develop a novel RNA-based therapy to target West Nile Virus
New findings by the Yale-led team may represent a breakthrough in treating West Nile Virus after virus invasion of the brain and the central nervous system. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers develop a novel RNA-based therapy to target West Nile virus
(Yale University) A Yale-led research team developed a new RNA therapy, delivered through the nose, to treat mice infected with West Nile Virus. The innovative approach reduced the virus in the brain, allowing the immune system to destroy the virus and develop long-term protection against West Nile Virus disease, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fewer Scientists Are Studying Insects. Here ’s Why That’s So Dangerous
In the summer of 2016, Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist in Mississippi, received an email from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with a desperate ask. The agency was conducting an “urgent” search for insect scientists around the U.S. who could take up to a six-month paid leave from work to help the CDC fight the Zika outbreak in the U.S., and possibly respond to areas with local transmission if needed. “That’s how bad it is—they need to borrow someone,” says Goddard, an extension professor of medical entomology at Mississippi State University. “We can&...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

West Nile Virus Infection Symptoms
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Viruses Related to Zika May Also Harm Fetuses
Studies in mice suggest that other flaviviruses, such as West Nile virus and Powassan virus, may cause birth defects, too. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 31, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

West Nile Virus May Pose Zika-Like Threat to Fetus
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 -- Zika may not be the only virus that can harm a fetus, a new study in mice suggests. " We found that West Nile virus and Powassan viruses shared with Zika the ability to infect the placenta and cause fetal death, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Like Zika, West Nile virus causes fetal brain damage, death in mice
(Washington University School of Medicine) Two viruses closely related to Zika -- West Nile and Powassan -- can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest that Zika may not be unique in its ability to cause miscarriages and birth defects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Research paves the way for the development of vaccines for emerging viruses
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In studying the West Nile virus, which caused outbreaks in North America this century, scientists from Brazil and Senegal identified the gene responsible for the diminished virulence of the lineage known for causing mild effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Nile Virus and Other Notifiable Arboviral Diseases West Nile Virus and Other Notifiable Arboviral Diseases
This report summarizes surveillance data reported to CDC for 2016 for nationally notifiable arboviruses, which continue to be a source of severe illness in the US.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Meat, Monkeys, and Mosquitoes: A One Health Perspective on Emerging Diseases
University of Cambridge. 11/29/2017 This one-hour, 13-minute lecture from the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk discusses how mosquito-borne zoonoses, such as West Nile virus and Zika virus, exemplify the importance of implementing a One Health approach to interdisciplinary threats. One Health is the concept that human, animal, and environmental health are linked. The speaker details how this concept can serve as a framework to analyze the interrelationships between food security, the environment, and emerging diseases. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable
(Washington University School of Medicine) More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur after West Nile virus infects the brain. Now, a new study in mice suggests that such ongoing neurological deficits may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain's ability to repair damaged neurons and grow new ones. When the inflammation was reduced by treatment with an arthritis drug, the animals' ability to learn and remember remained sharp after West Nile disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Nile Virus and Other Nationally Notifiable Arboviral Diseases — United States, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news