West Nile virus

  • 124 Pages
  • 4.85 MB
  • English
Chelsea House , New York
StatementJeffrey Sfakianos and Alan Hecht ; consulting editor, Hilary Babcock ; foreword by David Heymann
SeriesDeadly diseases and epidemics, Deadly diseases and epidemics
ContributionsHecht, Alan, Babcock, Hilary
LC ClassificationsRA644.W47 S46 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination124 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24585495M
ISBN 10160413254X
ISBN 139781604132540
LC Control Number2009031055

As new cases of West Nile Virus begin to appear across the United States, Lucent Books offers a title with a timely discussion of this potentially devastating : Melissa Abramovitz. West Nile Virus book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Headlines carried the news of the first West Nile Virus outbreaks in the U /5(2). West Nile Story describes the outbreaks of the West Nile virus that occurred in and around New York City in West Nile virus book again in It contains an additional chapter to the soft cover edition, "We Paved Paradise." West Nile Story is intended for a mature general audience (age 15 and up)/5(4).

Beforethe West Nile Virus was unknown in the Western hemisphere. Since then, however, each summer has shown it moving progressively across the United States starting in New York. Such recurrent and steady movement means that the virus is here to stay. Practical and thorough, West Nile Virus will interest virologists, molecular biologists, microbiologists, and other scientists working with WNV.

This book is a comprehensive guide for those conducting research in the field of WNV biology, including life cycles, pathogenesis, impact of infection, and possible treatment/prevention development. West Nile Virus. Ina deadly strain of West Nile virus struck parts of the northeastern United States.

Caused by a virus from the family Flaviridae, genus Flavivirus, the disease was common in Africa and the Middle East. Today, it can be found across North America, Europe, and Asia.

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West Nile virus has been detected in variety of bird species. Some infected birds, especially crows and jays, are known to get sick and die from the infection. Reporting and testing of dead birds is one way to check for the presence of West Nile virus in the environment.

West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States. It is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Cases of WNV occur during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall.

There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV in people. West Nile virus (WNV) was first isolated in Uganda (West Nile district) in from the blood of a native Ugandan woman [] and until the end of the 20 th century was considered a cause of viral encephalitis limited only in Africa and became a global public health concern after the virus introduction in North America and especially New York in [].Cited by: 7.

Synopsis The West Nile Virus is currently one of the fastest spreading viruses ever observed.

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In the West Nile virus book of eighty or so years, it has spread from the far reaches of Uganda to Europe, Canada, and the United : Ellipsis Books. This chapter highlights many aspects of the West Nile virus (WNV) that is an emerging pathogen, including its epidemiology in the Americas, new clinical syndromes, new modes of transmission and their impacts on public health, and progress in the development of therapeutics and vaccines.

Virology, entomology, ecology, and pathogenesis are discussed only to the extent required to provide. An estimated 70% to 80% of people infected with West Nile virus (WNV) are asymptomatic. Most symptomatic people experience an acute systemic febrile illness that often includes headache, myalgia, arthralgia, vomiting, diarrhea, or a transient maculopapular than 1% of infected people develop neuroinvasive disease, which typically manifests as meningitis, encephalitis, or acute flaccid.

A mosquito sample in Cedar Hill has tested positive for West Nile virus, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported Wednesday. It is the. Virology and Molecular Biology of WNV. West Nile virus is a positive-stranded RNA virus in the family Flaviviridae (genus Flavivirus), which includes other human pathogens such as dengue, yellow fever, and Japanese encephalitis viruses [1, 2].The virion consists of an envelope surrounding an icosahedral capsid of approximately 50 nm in size.

An estimated 70% to 80% of people infected with West Nile virus (WNV) are asymptomatic. Most symptomatic people experience an acute systemic febrile illness that often includes headache, myalgia, or arthralgia; gastrointestinal tract symptoms and a transient maculopapular rash also are reported commonly.

Less than 1% of infected people develop neuroinvasive disease, which typically manifests. West Nile virus (WNV) is an illness caused by a virus that is spread through mosquito bites. About 80% of people who are infected with WNV do not feel sick.

For people who do feel sick, symptoms can include fever, headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph glands, and a. In Fenner's Veterinary Virology (Fourth Edition), West Nile Virus. West Nile virus historically was recognized as a cause of mild febrile disease in humans over large areas of Africa and the Middle East.

There are two major genetic lineages (1 and 2) of West Nile virus; Kunjin virus is a variant of lineage 1 West Nile virus that is enzootic in Australia.

Get this from a library. West Nile virus. [Melissa Abramovitz; Thomson Gale (Firm)] -- Explores the history, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of West Nile virus, reviews ongoing research, and discusses why this mosquito-borne disease is such a threat to humans and animals.

Introduction West Nile virus is an enveloped, single-stranded RNA virus and member of the Flaviviridae family. It is an arbovirus transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito. It is known to cause disease in humans with a wide array of presentations.

West Nile virus transmission cycle. When a mosquito bites an infected bird, the virus enters the mosquito's bloodstream and eventually moves into its salivary glands. When an infected mosquito bites an animal or a human (host), the virus is passed into the host's bloodstream, where it. The C.

pipiens mosquito is a known vector for the West Nile flavivirus. When a person is infected with West Nile virus, the most serious form of the ensuing illness is termed “neuroinvasive disease”, because it affects a person’s nervous system.

Specific types of. West Nile virus (WNV) is an arbovirus with increased global incidence in the last decade. It is also a major cause of human encephalitis in the USA.

WNV is an arthropod-transmitted virus that mainly affects birds but humans become infected as incidental dead-end hosts which can cause outbreaks in naïve by: 5. The West Nile Virus An Introduction to the West Nile Virus What is the West Nile Virus. How is the virus transmitted.

What are the Vectors in the West. West Nile Virus & Other Mosquito-borne Infections Emily Zielinski-Gutiérrez, DrPH W est Nile virus (WNV) can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness. This virus has been documented in the USA since and is most often spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.

InWNV. The West Nile panic --A foreign virus emerges in the United States --Structure and function of the West Nile virus --A virus transmitted by mosquitoes --How West Nile virus causes disease --Diagnosis and treatment of West Nile virus infections --Vaccines and prevention.

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West Nile virus is a neurotropic flavivirus that has emerged globally as a primary cause of viral encephalitis. Infection of humans and other vertebrate animals is associated with a febrile illness that can progress to a lethal encephalitis or flaccid paralysis : Springer New York. About WNW: West Nile Virus (WNV) is a member of the flavivirus genus and belongs to the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of the family Flaviviridae.

West Nile Virus (WNV) can cause neurological disease and death in people. WNV is commonly found in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and West Asia. West Nile Virus Books. West Nile Virus Organizations. West Nile Virus Products.

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Causing a variety of conditions in its hosts, the most serious manifestation of WN virus infection is fatal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and horses, and many birds. West Nile Virus: General Information West Nile Virus and Other Nationally Notifiable Arboviral Diseases — United States, (MMWR, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) West Nile Virus and Other Arboviral Diseases — United States, (MMWR, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

West Nile virus () Definition (NCI_CDISC) Any viral organism that can be assigned to the species West Nile virus. Definition (NCI) A species of flavivirus, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group.The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Coping With The West Nile Virus: Every Parent's Guide To Dealing With West Nile Cases, West Nile Symptoms, West Nile Vaccine, Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Thank you for your patience.West Nile Virus serum or CSF IgM by MAC-ELISA (preferred) Best lab test for diagnosis (95% sensitive) Collect days after onset of symptoms (False Negative in first 7 days)Positive CSF IgM confirms CNS Infection; False Positives due to cross reactivity.

St. Louis Encephalitis virus; Flavivirus Vaccine (e.g. Yellow Fever, Dengue); Other testing (not used routinely).