The therapeutics, known as monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) and their derivatives, were shown to neutralize and protect mice against a lethal dose challenge of West Nile
virus -- even as late as 4 days after the initial infection.
According to the state Department of Public Health, the man was diagnosed with West Nile
in mid-August and later died.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings requested Wednesday that the county and the state conduct aerial pesticide spraying to control mosquitoes, the primary agent for spreading the West Nile
The 2005 West Nile
virus outbreak in Sacramento County had a total local economic impact of almost $3 million, the majority of which was linked to medical care, according to a study in the March issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
We have seen a trend of slight increase in West Nile
viral activity toward the end of the summer, in the months of September and October,'' said Truc Dever, spokeswoman for the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.
Since West Nile
virus (WNV) was detected in the Western Hemisphere in 1999 (1), the National Service of Animal Health (SENASA) has restricted the entry of WNV-susceptible species into the country, and the National Reference Center for Dengue and Arboviral Diagnosis of Argentina, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas (INEVH "Dr.
As of Wednesday, state health officials have confirmed 60 human cases of West Nile
virus this year, said Dr.
virus is most dangerous to elderly people and others who have compromised immune systems.
Persons who are at increased risk for symptom exacerbation from pesticide spraying such as that used for West Nile
virus control include individuals with migraines, chronic sinus problems, asthma, reactive airway disease, autoimmune diseases (many of which are exacerbated by pesticide exposure), and conventional allergies (Kipen et al.
In the summer of 1999--the hottest and driest in a century--62 cases of West Nile
encephalitis were reported in New York, and seven people died (see "Beyond the Bite," Your Health, November/December 2003).
The West Nile
virus first appeared in the United States in 1999 and quickly attacked horses, killing one-third of infected animals.
What Charos didn't know at the time was that he was treating one of the earliest victims of West Nile
virus (nonliving particle that invades and reproduces in a living cell) in the U.
The arrival of West Nile
in Ontario has created another hazard for outside workers--the contracting of a potentially hazardous and sometimes deadly disease.
With fears from last year's outbreaks of West Nile
Virus and the risks of Lyme disease fresh in our minds, what's a counselor or camper to do?
Federal health authorities have confirmed that West Nile
virus has spread through organ donation, and they have found other cases that are "suggestive" of infection following transfusions.