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 18, 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 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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