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

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

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

Cases of West Nile Virus reach record highs in US states where mosquitoes thrive amid climate change
Cases have been reported in every single US state aside from Hawaii, and health officials in Massachusetts and Virginia report that they are seeing a record-breaking number of cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Virus Outbreak Has Killed 6 Children at a New Jersey Health Center. Here ’s What to Know
A viral illness outbreak has killed six children and infected 12 others at a medical facility in New Jersey, state health officials confirmed Tuesday. Eighteen cases of adenovirus, six of them fatal, have been confirmed among pediatric residents at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, according to a statement from the New Jersey Department of Health. An investigation is ongoing, but the center has agreed not to admit new patients until the outbreak is deemed over. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement Tuesday that state and local health officials are working to contain the outbreak. ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime New Jersey onetime Source Type: news

A Virus Outbreak Has Killed 7 Children at a New Jersey Health Center. Here ’s What to Know
A viral illness outbreak has killed seven children and infected 11 others at a medical facility in New Jersey, state health officials announced Wednesday. The New Jersey Department of Health initially announced that 18 cases of adenovirus, six of them fatal, had been confirmed among pediatric residents at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell. On Wednesday, officials announced that a seventh child, who was among the 18 original confirmed cases, died on Tuesday. An investigation is ongoing, but the center has agreed not to admit new patients until the outbreak is deemed over. New Jersey Governor Phil...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime New Jersey onetime 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 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 23, 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

State and Territorial Health Agency Organizational Structures and Partnerships for Mosquito Control Management: Findings from ASTHO ’s 2017 Mosquito Control Survey
Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Published: 8/13/2018. This seven-page report presents findings from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) ’s 2017 Mosquito Control Survey, including information about mosquito control during emergency situations. The mosquito-borne disease information state and territorial public health agencies collect and submit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national surveillance system provi des an understanding of the risks of widespread mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, and helps to track th...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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