West Nile

Recent News

Jan 31, 2018
Culex mosquito

Mouse study hints West Nile may cause Zika-like birth defects

It's too soon to know if the study applies to people, but West Nile caused fetal brain damage and death in mice.

Nov 07, 2017

News Scan for Nov 07, 2017

More-resistant MDR-TB
Plague in Madagascar
More monkeypox in Nigeria
Dengue vaccine
Long-term West Nile damage
Aug 14, 2017

Brazilian study sheds new light on Zika neuro complications in adults

The patients, hospitalized at a speciality center, had a variety of complications and some unusual features.

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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bassal R, Shohat T, Kaufman Z, et al. The seroprevalence of West Nile virus in Israel: a nationwide cross sectional study. PLoS One 2017 Jun 16;12(6):e0179774

Burakoff A, Lehman J, Fischer M, et al. West Nile virus and other nationally notifiable arboviral diseases — United States, 2016. MMWR 2018 Jan 12;67(1):13-7

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)

Durand B, Tran A, Balanca G, et al. Geographic variations of the bird-borne structural risk of West Nile virus circulation in Europe. PLoS One 2017 Oct 12;12(10):e0185962

Fall G, Di Paola N, Faye M, et al. Biological and phylogenetic characteristics of West African lineages of West Nile virus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Nov 8;11(11):e0006078

Giordano BV, Kaur S, Hunter FF. West Nile virus in Ontario, Canada: a twelve-year analysis of human case prevalence, mosquito surveillance, and climate data. PLoS One 2017 Aug 22;12(8):e0183568

Grubaugh ND, Fauver JR, Ruckert C, et al. Mosquitoes transmit unique West Nile virus populations during each feeding episode. Cell Rep 2017 Apr 25;19(4):709-18

Lustig Y, Kaufman Z, Mendelson E, et al. Spatial distribution of West Nile virus (WNV) in humans and mosquitos in Israel, 2004-2014. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 4)

Martinez D, Murray KO, Reyna M, et al. West Nile virus outbreak in Houston and Harris County, Texas, USA, 2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 29)

Pedersen K, Wang E, Weaver SC, et al. Serologic evidence of various arboviruses detected in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the United States. Am J Trop Med and Hyg 2017 (published online May 30)

Platt DJ, Smith AM, Arora N, et al. Zika virus-related neurotropic flaviviruses infect human placental explants and cause fetal demise in mice. Sci Transl Med 2018 Jan 31;10(426):eaao7090

Venter M, Pretorius M, Fuller JA, et al. West Nile virus lineage 2 in horses and other animals with neurologic disease, South Africa, 2008-2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 30)

Worwa G, Hutton AA, Frey M, et al. Increases in the competitive fitness of West Nile virus isolates after introduction into California. Virology 2017 (published online Nov 28)

Yeung MW, Shing E, Nelder M, et al. Epidemiologic and clinical parameters of West Nile virus infections in humans: a scoping review. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Sep 6;17:609

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