West Nile

Recent News

Feb 13, 2017

News Scan for Feb 13, 2017

H7N9 in China
Ebola super-spreaders
Handshake stewardship
Cholera vaccine in pregnancy
WNV seroprevalence and immune status
Feb 08, 2017

News Scan for Feb 08, 2017

Ebola in breast milk
Drought as West Nile driver
Varicella vaccine doses
H1N1 vaccine protection
Oseltamivir cost analysis
Nov 15, 2016

News Scan for Nov 15, 2016

Leishmaniasis guidelines
Delayed West Nile deaths
Big data and ID surveillance
Meningitis in African households
Aug 09, 2016

Cardinals may protect people from West Nile virus

Researchers call cardinals West Nile virus "supersupressors," because their lower viral blood levels are less likely to transmit the disease back to mosquitoes.

Jun 29, 2016

News Scan for Jun 29, 2016

HPV vaccine in older women
West Nile and cognitive issues
Promising norovirus candidate vaccines
Jun 23, 2016

News Scan for Jun 23, 2016

Saudi MERS case
West Nile neurologic damage
Dec 18, 2015

News Scan for Dec 18, 2015

Ebola triage
Zika in Honduras
MERS-CoV on surfaces
Dec 10, 2015

News Scan for Dec 10, 2015

West Nile, SLE outbreak in Arizona
Dengue vaccine approved in Mexico
Nov 03, 2015

News Scan for Nov 03, 2015

Ebola travel updates
Axing vaccine refusers
H5N2 in Taiwan, South Africa
West Nile hits birds hard
Sep 04, 2015
Ochlerotatus mosquito

West Nile sickened 2,205 in 2014; new tickborne bacterium probed

Arbovirus cases, including WNV, were down a bit in 2014, but the diseases had a broad impact.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Betsem E, Kaidarova Z, Stramer SL, et al. Correlation of West Nile virus incidence in donated blood with West Nile neuroinvasive disease rates, United States, 2010-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 9)

Cahill ME, Yao Y, Nock D, et al. West Nile virus seroprevalence, Connecticut, USA, 2000-2014. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 10)

DeFelice NB, Little E, Campbell SR, et al. Ensemble forecast of human West Nile virus cases and mosquito infection rates. Nat Commun 2017 (published online Feb 24)

Joubert DA, O’Neill SL. Comparison of stable and transient Wolbachia infection models in Aedes aegypti to block dengue and the West Nile viruses. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jan 4;11(1):e0005275

Levine RS, Mead DG, Hamer GL, et al. Supersuppression: reservoir competency and timing of mosquito host shifts combine to reduce spillover of West Nile virus. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 (published online Aug 8)

Loza-Rubio E, Rojas-Anaya E, Del C Lopez-Ramirez R, et al. Prevalence of neutralizing antibodies against West Nile virus (WNV) in monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi and Alouatta pigra) and crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus and C. acutus-C. moreletti hybrids) in Mexico. Epidemiol Infect 2016 (published online Apr 21)

Paull SH, Horton DE, Ashfaq M, et al. Drought and immunity determine the intensity of West Nile virus epidemics and climate change impacts. Proc R Soc London B Biol Sci 2017 (published online Feb 8)

Prow NA, Edmonds JH, Williams DT, et al. Virulence and evolution of West Nile virus, Australia, 1960-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jun 22)

Samaan Z, McDermid Vaz S, Bawor M, et al. Neuropsychological impact of West Nile virus infection: an extensive neuropsychiatric assessment of 49 cases in Canada. PLoS One 2016 Jun 28;11(6):e0158364

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