West Nile

Recent News

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.

Jul 19, 2013

News Scan for Jul 19, 2013

Global flu activity
US West Nile update
Salmonella from baby poultry
Varicella postexposure prevention
Dengue in Thailand, Micronesia
Jul 17, 2013

News Scan for Jul 17, 2013

West Nile recap
Flu vaccine effectiveness
Tdap vaccine protection
Jul 12, 2013

News Scan for Jul 12, 2013

H5N1 case in Cambodia
US West Nile cases
Polio in Nigeria, Somalia
Dengue vaccine production

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)

Barzon L, Pacenti M, Franchin E, et al. Excretion of West Nile virus in urine during acute infection. J Infect Dis 2013 (published online Jul 2)

Barzon L, Pacenti M, Franchin E, et al. Whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of West Nile virus lineage 1 and lineage 2 from human cases of infection, Italy, August 2013. Euro Surveill 2013 Sep 19;18(38):pii=20591

Blau DM, Rabe IB, Bhatnagar J, et al. West Nile virus RNA in tissues from donor associated with transmission to organ transplant recipients. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Sep;19(9):1518-20

CDC. West Nile virus and other arboviral diseasesUnited States, 2012. MMWR 2013 Jun 28;62(25):513-7

Chaintoutis SC, Chaskopoulou A, Chassalevris T, et al. West Nile virus lineage 2 strain in Greece, 2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 May;19(5):827-9

Chung WM, Buseman CM, Joyner SN, et al. The 2012 West Nile encephalitis epidemic in Dallas, Texas. JAMA 2013 Jul 17;310(3):297-307

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)

Llorente F, Perez-Ramirez E, Fernandez-Pinero J, et al. Flaviviruses in game birds, southern Spain, 2011-2012. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Jun;19(6):1023-5

Mann BR, McMullen AR, Swetnam DM, et al. Continued evolution of West Nile virus, Houston, Texas, USA, 2002-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Sep;19(9):1418-27

Murray KO, Ruktanonchai D, Hesalroad D, et al. West Nile virus, Texas, USA, 2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 (published online Aug 27)

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

Pierro A, Gaibani P, Manisera C, et al. Persistence of anti-West Nile virus-specific antibodies among asymptomatic blood donors in northeastern Italy. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2013 (published online Aug 6)

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)

Vittecoq M, Lecollinet S, Jourdain E, et al. Recent circulation of West Nile virus and potentially other closely related flaviviruses in southern France. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2013 Aug 9;13(8):610-3

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