West Nile

Recent News

Oct 18, 2018

News Scan for Oct 18, 2018

Lassa spread in Nigeria
US arbovirus trends
Identifying infection prevention gaps
Aug 09, 2018

News Scan for Aug 09, 2018

Early West Nile activity in Europe
Avian flu in Russia, Taiwan
Polio response steps
MERS in camel workers
Saudi MERS rumor
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Aberle SW, Kolodziejek J, Jungbauer C, et al. Increase in human West Nile and Usutu virus infections, Austria, 2018. Euro Surveill 2018 Oct 25;23(43):pii=1800545

Curren EJ, Lehman J, Kolsin J, et al. West Nile virus and other nationally notifiable arboviral diseases — United States, 2017. MMWR 2018 Oct 19;67(41):1137-42

Haussig JM, Young JJ, Gossner CM, et al. Early start of West Nile fever transmission season 2018 in Europe. Euro Surveill 2018 Aug 9;23(32):pii=1800428

Lopez-Ruiz N, Montano-Remacha MDC, Duran-Pla E, et al. West Nile virus outbreak in humans and epidemiological surveillance, west Andalusia, Spain, 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 Apr 5;23(14):pii=17-00261

Lustig Y, Gosinov R, Zuckerman N, et al. Epidemiologic and phylogenetic analysis of the 2018 West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak in Israel demonstrates human infection of WNV lineage I. Euro Surveill 2019 Jan 3;24(1):pii=1800662

Ouhoumanne N, Lowe AM, Fortin A, et al. Morbidity, mortality and long-term sequelae of West Nile virus disease in Quebec. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Mar 28)

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

Popescu CP, Florescu SA, Cotar AI, et al. Re-emergence of severe West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease in humans in Romania, 2012 to 2017 — implications for travel medicine. Travel Med Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 12)

Riccardo F, Monaco F, Bella A, et al. An early start of West Nile virus seasonal transmission: the added value of One Health surveillance in detecting early circulation and triggering timely response in Italy, June to July 2018. Euro Surveill 2018 Aug 9;23(32):pii=1800427

Ronca SE, Murray KO, Nolan MS. Cumulative incidence of West Nile virus infection, continental United States, 1999-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jan 10)

Salama M, Amitai Z, Lustig Y, et al. Outbreak of West Nile virus disease in Israel (2015): a retrospective analysis of notified cases. Travel Med Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jul 15)

Swetnam D, Widen SG, Wood TG, et al. Terrestrial bird migration and West Nile virus circulation, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 1)

Wijayasri S, Nelder MP, Russell CB, et al. West Nile virus illness in Ontario, Canada: 2017. CCDR 2019 Jan 3;45-1:32-7

Ziyaeyan M, Behzadi MA, Leyva-Grado VH, et al. Widespread circulation of West Nile virus, but not Zika virus in southern Iran. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2-18 (published Dec 17)

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