West Nile encephalitis

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encephalitis caused by the West Nile virus

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West Nile encephalitis virus (WNV) has spread rapidly to most of the states in the United States.
The woman, whose name was withheld for privacy reasons, died of West Nile encephalitis ``sometime during the month of August,'' said Barbara Cole, Riverside County disease control director.
Multiple outbreaks of West Nile encephalitis have been identified in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and west and central Asia during the early and mid 1990s.
This buffering effect conferred by biodiversity may also apply to other human infectious diseases such as West Nile encephalitis, cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis, African trypanosomiasis, and Chagas disease (Ostfeld and Keesing 2000b).
Walters links the outbreaks of SARS, Salmonella DT104, West Nile Encephalitis, Lyme Disease, Mad Cow and AIDS with globalization, forest degradation, the bushmeat trade, climate change and industrialized agriculture.
2002 saw the number of cases of West Nile encephalitis in the United States soar to 4,156 human cases and 284 deaths--the largest in the world.
The five patients with West Nile meningitis were younger than those with West Nile encephalitis (median ages 35 and 70, respectively), and they fared better.
Most people bitten by an infected mosquito will never develop any symptoms, and only one person in 150 people with symptoms will develop the more serious West Nile encephalitis.
Among the cases were 809 patients with neuroinvasive disease, including West Nile encephalitis, meningitis, or meningoencephalitis, according to data reported on the Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We should stay vigilant in efforts to prevent a local outbreak of the deadly West Nile encephalitis that killed seven people last year in New York.
It will provide research space to develop therapies, vaccines and diagnostic tests for naturally occurring emerging diseases such as SARS and West Nile encephalitis, as well as for viral and bacterial agents that might be employed by terrorists.