West Nile

Recent News

Dec 12, 2019

News Scan for Dec 12, 2019

More Ebola in DRC
Changes to anthrax vaccine advice
Aid for Samoan measles
Flu vaccine in daycare
Foodborne Salmonella in Europe
Aug 08, 2019

News Scan for Aug 08, 2019

Measles in the Americas
Neuroinvasive West Nile
Global pandemic preparedness
May 07, 2019
Piglet in person's arms

Feds cite flu, Salmonella, MERS, Lyme among zoonotic threats

Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.

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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Dargham SR, Al-Sadeq DW, Yassine HM, et al. Seroprevalence of West Nile virus among healthy blood donors from different national populations residing in Qatar. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Nov 25)

Ferraguti M, Heesterbeek H, Martinez–de la Puente J, et al. The role of different Culex mosquito species in the transmission of West Nile virus and avian malaria parasites in Mediterranean areas. Transbound Emerg Dis 2020 (published online Aug 4)

Kernback ME, Martin LB, Unnasch TR, et al. Light pollution affects West Nile virus exposure risk across Florida. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2021 (published online Mar 24)

Koch M, Pozsgai E, Soos V, et al. Identifying risks for severity of neurological symptoms in Hungarian West Nile virus patients. BMC Infect Dis 2021 Jan 13;21:65

McDonald E, Mathis S, Martin SW, et al. Surveillance for West Nile virus disease—United States, 2009-2018. MMWR 2021 Mar 5;70(1):1-15

Metz MB, Olufemi O, Daly JM, et al. Systematic review and meta‐analysis of seroprevalence studies of West Nile virus in equids in Europe between 2001 and 2018. Transbound Emerg Dis 2020 (published online Oct 4)

Pervanidou D, Vakali A, Georgakopoulou T, et al. West Nile virus in humans, Greece, 2018: the largest seasonal number of cases, 9 years after its emergence in the country. Eurosurveill 2020 Aug 13;25(32)

Rothman SE, Jones JA, LaDeau SL, et al. Higher West Nile virus infection in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) and Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes from lower income neighborhoods in urban Baltimore, MD. J Med Entomol 2020 (published online Dec 1)

Ruberto I, Kretschmer M, Zabel K, et al. An outbreak of West Nile virus—Arizona, 2019. MMWR (Notes from the field) 2021 Jan 29;70(4):123-4

Shocket MS, Verwillow AB, Numazu MG, et al. Transmission of West Nile and five other temperate mosquito-borne viruses peaks at temperatures between 23°C and 26°C. eLife 2020 (published online Sep 15)

Snyder RE, Cooksey G, Kramer V, et al. West Nile virus-associated hospitalizations, California, USA, 2004-2017. Clin Infect Dis (published online Jun 11)

Snyder RE, Feiszli T, Foss L, et al. West Nile virus in California, 2003–2018: a persistent threat. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 (published online Nov 18)

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