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Jan 31, 2018

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.

Aug 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017
neurons

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.

Aug 09, 2016

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.

Sep 04, 2015

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.

Aug 28, 2013

Aug 28, 2013
Anopheles mosquito

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 15, 2013

Aug 15, 2013
close-up of mosquito on skin

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.

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