West Nile virus

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Synonyms for West Nile virus

the flavivirus that causes West Nile encephalitis

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Comparison of cases with West Nile fever and West Nile neuroinvasive disease WNF WNND Confirmed cases 0 7 Probable cases 7 29 Possible cases 5 7 Total 12 43 Mean age (years) 44.
Of the 60 human cases this year in Oregon, 54 suffered West Nile fever, with fever, headache and malaise lasting up to three weeks, and six suffered neurological diseases such as meningitis or encephalitis, DeBess said.
These include rapid testing for hepatitis, flu viruses, mumps, HIV, West Nile fever, chlamydia and staphylococcus bacteria such as the MRSA superbug.
Included in the eighty shipments of biological and chemical components were six strains of botulinum toxin, three strains of anthrax, three stains of gas gangrene bacteria, West Nile fever virus, and Dengue fever virus.
West Nile fever is caused by an arbovirus of the family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus (Brooks and others 2001).
Despite much speculation in the press to the contrary, HRSA emphasized that organ transplantation has not been confirmed as the route of the recipients' West Nile fever.
Professor Andrew Spielman warns: "Soon they will be bringing fatal diseases like West Nile fever to Britain.
UK -- The London Observer says that the West Nile Fever "Looks set to become a global threat for the 21st century.
Although most people infected with WNV develop no illness or symptoms, persons over 50 years of age and certain medical conditions have an increased risk of infection that can lead to West Nile fever or severe West Nile Disease," Bernard said.
The decision also includes a temporary banning importation of all live birds from Portugal due to West Nile fever as well as all species of ruminants from France and Canada banned due to the emergence of bluetongue disease, Deputy Director of PAAF Hanadi Bastaki said in statement.
Certain mosquito species carry the virus, which may cause humans to contract West Nile fever or West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in inflammation of the brain.
Indeed, a considerable increase in the spread of exotic invasive mosquito species has been observed in Europe since the late 1990s and it has been accompanied by the emergence and/or re-emergence in several EU countries of forgotten mosquito-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue, West Nile fever and malaria.
Notable human diseases caused by RNA viruses include SARS, influenza, hepatitis C, West Nile fever, the common cold and poliomyelitis.
htm) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : No symptoms, West Nile fever, or severe West Nile disease, such as meningitis or encephalitis.
Second, we aimed to detect autochthonous cases of West Nile fever (WNF) and West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND), which were already included in regular surveillance, to acquire a more reliable picture of disease transmission in the region.
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