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

Anderson JF, Main AJ, Ferrandino FJ. Horizontal and vertical transmission of West Nile virus by Aedes vexans (Diptera: Culicidae). J Med Entomol 2020 (published online Mar 19)

de Heus P, Kolodziejek J, Camp JV, et al. Emergence of West Nile virus lineage 2 in Europe: characteristics of the first seven cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease in horses in Austria. Transbound Emerg Dis 2019 (published online Dec 16)

Hadfield J, Brito AF, Swetnam DM, et al. Twenty years of West Nile virus spread and evolution on the Americas visualized by Nextstrain. PLOS Pathog 2019 Oct 31;15(10):e1008042

Landry K, Rabe IB, Messenger SL, et al. Patients with laboratory evidence of West Nile virus disease without reported fever. Epidemiol Infect 2019 Jun 17;147

Marini G, Calzolari M, Angelini P, et al. A quantitative comparison of West Nile virus incidence from 2013 to 2018 in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2020 Jan 2;14(1):e0007953

McDonald E, Martin SW, Landry K, et al. West Nile virus and other domestic nationally notifiable arboviral diseases — United States, 2018. MMWR 2019 Aug 9;68(31):763-8

Nagy A, Mezei E, Nagy O, et al. Extraordinary increase in West Nile virus cases and first confirmed human Usutu virus infection in Hungary, 2018. Euro Surveill 2019 Jul 11;24(28):pii=1900038

Ouhoummane N, Tchouaket E, Lowe AM, et al. Economic burden of West Nile virus disease, Quebec, Canada, 2012-2013. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 30)

Shing E, Wang J, Nelder MP, et al. The direct healthcare costs attributable to West Nile virus illness in Ontario, Canada: a population-based cohort study using laboratory and health administrative data. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Dec 17;19:1059

Simulundu E, Ndashe K, Chambaro HM, et al. West Nile virus in farmed crocodiles, Zambia, 2019. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Apr;26(4)

Steyn J, Botha E, Stivaktas VI, et al. West Nile virus in wildlife and nonequine domestic animals, South Africa, 2010-2018. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Nov 6)

Therrien C, Fournier E, Ludwig A, et al. Phylogenetic analysis of West Nile virus in Quebec, Canada, 2004-2016: co-circulation of distinct variants harbouring conserved amino acid motifs in North America. Virol 2019 Nov;537:65-73

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