West Nile

Recent News

Aug 12, 2014

News Scan for Aug 12, 2014

New Saudi MERS case
Synthetic malaria drug batches
Hepatitis C epidemic
Neuro arbovirus cases in kids
Jul 11, 2014

News Scan for Jul 11, 2014

Dengue vaccine
Antibiotic use up
Modified mosquitoes and WNV
Polio shot for added immunity
Avian flu 2013 recap
Jun 19, 2014

News Scan for Jun 19, 2014

Dengue fever in Sudan
US chikungunya cases double
Drop in severe WNV cases
Flu drug candidate pact
Apr 03, 2014

News Scan for Apr 03, 2014

Ebola deaths in Liberia
US West Nile monitoring
LA County meningitis alert
Feb 10, 2014

News Scan for Feb 10, 2014

400 new chikungunya cases
West Nile costs
Local public health layoffs
Polio-eradication gift
Jan 02, 2014

News Scan for Jan 02, 2014

Disease threats due to African conflicts
MERS-CoV death in Oman
West Nile in bald eagles
Sep 06, 2013

News Scan for Sep 06, 2013

Response to GAO poultry-plan report
Pertussis in Texas
Tularemia in Massachusetts
US, European West Nile
Aug 28, 2013

Study: Texas WNV outbreak hardest on men, seniors, minorities

In addition to naming risk groups, the new study found that West Nile in 2012 cost Texas over $47 million.

Aug 23, 2013

News Scan for Aug 23, 2013

Global HCW hand hygiene
West Nile cases rise
H9N2 mutations
Cyclospora total grows
FDA warns about third-party lab
Aug 15, 2013

Most states report West Nile cases, but no spikes

West Nile virus activity is well below last summer's big spike, but cases have been reported in 42 states so far.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Anis E, Grotto I, Mendelson E, et al. West Nile fever in Israel: the reemergence of an endemic disease. J Infect (published online Oct 29)

CDC. West Nile virus and other arboviral diseases — United States, 2013. MMWR 2014 Jun 20;63(24):521-6

Davoust B, Leparc-Goffart I, Demoncheaux JP, et al. Serologic surveillance for West Nile virus in dogs, Africa. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Jun 30)

Dodson BL, Hughes GL, Paul O, et al. Wolbachia enhances West Nile virus (WNV) infection in the mosquito Culex tarsalis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014 Jul 10;8(7):e2965

Gaensbauer JT, Lindsey NP, Messacar K, et al. Neuroinvasive arboviral disease in the United States: 2003 to 2012. Pediatrics 2014 (published online Aug 11)

Haley RW. Controlling urban epidemics of West Nile virus infection. (Commentary) JAMA 2012 Oct 3;308(13):1-2

Levine RS, Mead DG, Kitron UD. Limited spillover to humans from West Nile viremic birds in Atlanta, Georgia. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2013 (published online Oct 9)

Pachler K, Lebl K, Berer D, et al. Putative new West Nile virus lineage in Uranotaenia unguiculata mosquitoes, Austria, 2013. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Jul 28)

Pem-Novosel I, Vilibic-Cavlek T, Gjenero-Margan I, et al. First outbreak of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease in humans, Croatia, 2012. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2013 (published online Nov 27)

Petrovic T, Blazquez AB, Lupolovic D, et al. Monitoring West Nile virus (WNV) infection in wild birds in Serbia during 2012: first isolation and characterization of WNV strains from Serbia. Euro Surveill 2013 Oct 31;18(44):pii=2062

Plante JA, Burkhalter KL, Mann BR, et al. Co-circulation of West Nile virus variants, Arizona, USA, 2010. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Jan 8)

Popovic N, Milosevic B, Urosevic A, et al. Outbreak of West Nile virus infection among humans in Serbia, August to October 2012. Euro Surveill 2013 Oct 24;18(43):pii=20613

Racsa L, Gander R, Chung W, et al. Clinical features of West Nile virus epidemic in Dalllas, Texas, 2012. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2013 (published online Nov 15)

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