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

Aguilera-Sepulveda P, Gomez-Martin B, Aguero M, et al. A new cluster of West Nile virus lineage 1 isolated from a northern goshawk in Spain. Transbound Emerg Dis 2021 (published online Nov 23)

Byas AD, Gallichotte EN, Hartwig AE, et al. American alligators are capable of west Nile virus amplification, mosquito infection and transmission. Virol 2022 (published online Jan 24)

Davila E, Fernandez-Santos NA, Estrada-Franco JG, et al. Domestic dogs as sentinels for West Nile virus but not Aedes-borne flaviviruses, Mexico. Emerg Infect Dis 2022 Apr 13;28(5)

Ewing DA, Purse BV, Cobbold CA, et al. A novel approach for predicting risk of vector-borne disease establishment in marginal temperate environments under climate change: West Nile virus in the UK. J R Soc Interface 2021 (published online May 26)

Garcia-Carrasco JM, Munoz AR, Olivero J, et al. Mapping the risk for West Nile virus transmission, Africa. Emerg Infect Dis 2022 (published online Mar 7)

Soto RA, Hughes ML, Staples JE, Lindsey NP. West Nile virus and other domestic nationally notifiable arboviral diseases—United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022 May 6;71(18):628–32

Soto RA, McDonald E, Annambhotla P, et al. West Nile virus transmission by solid organ transplantation and considerations for organ donor screening practices, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2021 (published online Nov 29)

Sutinen J, Fell DB, Sander B, et al. Comorbid conditions as risk factors for West Nile neuroinvasive disease in Ontario, Canada: a population-based cohort study. Epidemiol Infect 2022 (published online May 11)

Todoric D, Vrbova L, Mitri ME, et al. West Nile virus surveillance system: One Health approach. Can Commun Dis Rep 2022 May;48(5)

Vahey GM, Mathis S, Martin SW, et al. West Nile Virus and other domestric nationally notifiable arboviral diseases—United States, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70(32):1069-74 

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