West Nile virus: A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE). It can infect birds and mammals. In humans, it is seen most frequently in Africa, Asia, and Europe presenting as a silent infection or undifferentiated fever (WEST NILE FEVER). The virus appeared in North America for the first time in 1999. It is transmitted mainly by CULEX spp mosquitoes which feed primarily on birds, but it can also be carried by the Asian Tiger mosquito, AEDES albopictus, which feeds mainly on mammals.West Nile Fever: A mosquito-borne viral illness caused by the WEST NILE VIRUS, a FLAVIVIRUS and endemic to regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Common clinical features include HEADACHE; FEVER; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MYELITIS may also occur. The disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13; Lancet 1998 Sep 5;352(9130):767-71)Mosquito Control: The reduction or regulation of the population of mosquitoes through chemical, biological, or other means.Culicidae: A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic WINGS, ANIMAL venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.Aedes: A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) frequently found in tropical and subtropical regions. YELLOW FEVER and DENGUE are two of the diseases that can be transmitted by species of this genus.Culex: A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) commonly found in tropical regions. Species of this genus are vectors for ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS as well as many other diseases of man and domestic and wild animals.Bird Diseases: Diseases of birds not considered poultry, therefore usually found in zoos, parks, and the wild. The concept is differentiated from POULTRY DISEASES which is for birds raised as a source of meat or eggs for human consumption, and usually found in barnyards, hatcheries, etc.Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral: A group of viral diseases of diverse etiology but having many similar clinical characteristics; increased capillary permeability, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia are common to all. Hemorrhagic fevers are characterized by sudden onset, fever, headache, generalized myalgia, backache, conjunctivitis, and severe prostration, followed by various hemorrhagic symptoms. Hemorrhagic fever with kidney involvement is HEMORRHAGIC FEVER WITH RENAL SYNDROME.Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola: A highly fatal, acute hemorrhagic fever, clinically very similar to MARBURG VIRUS DISEASE, caused by EBOLAVIRUS, first occurring in the Sudan and adjacent northwestern (what was then) Zaire.Ebolavirus: A genus in the family FILOVIRIDAE consisting of several distinct species of Ebolavirus, each containing separate strains. These viruses cause outbreaks of a contagious, hemorrhagic disease (HEMORRHAGIC FEVER, EBOLA) in humans, usually with high mortality.GeorgiaMarburg Virus Disease: An RNA virus infection of rhesus, vervet, and squirrel monkeys transmissible to man.Ebola Vaccines: Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent EBOLA HEMORRHAGIC FEVER.Virus Diseases: A general term for diseases produced by viruses.Melioidosis: A disease of humans and animals that resembles GLANDERS. It is caused by BURKHOLDERIA PSEUDOMALLEI and may range from a dormant infection to a condition that causes multiple abscesses, pneumonia, and bacteremia.Burkholderia pseudomallei: A species of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria that causes MELIOIDOSIS. It has been isolated from soil and water in tropical regions, particularly Southeast Asia.Northern Territory: Territory in north central Australia, between the states of Queensland and Western Australia. Its capital is Darwin.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Burkholderia: A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria. Organisms in this genus had originally been classified as members of the PSEUDOMONAS genus but overwhelming biochemical and chemical findings indicated the need to separate them from other Pseudomonas species, and hence, this new genus was created.Oceanic Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.Scabies: A contagious cutaneous inflammation caused by the bite of the mite SARCOPTES SCABIEI. It is characterized by pruritic papular eruptions and burrows and affects primarily the axillae, elbows, wrists, and genitalia, although it can spread to cover the entire body.Population Density: Number of individuals in a population relative to space.Anopheles gambiae: A species of mosquito in the genus Anopheles and the principle vector of MALARIA in Africa.Insect Vectors: Insects that transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.Cysticercosis: Infection with CYSTICERCUS, the larval form of the various tapeworms of the genus Taenia (usually T. solium in man). In humans they penetrate the intestinal wall and invade subcutaneous tissue, brain, eye, muscle, heart, liver, lung, and peritoneum. Brain involvement results in NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS.Taenia solium: Species of tapeworm in the genus TAENIA, that infects swine. It is acquired by humans through the ingestion of cured or undercooked pork.Emergency Medicine: The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.Taeniasis: Infection with tapeworms of the genus Taenia.Taenia: A genus of large tapeworms.Larva: Wormlike or grublike stage, following the egg in the life cycle of insects, worms, and other metamorphosing animals.Cysticercus: The larval form of various tapeworms of the genus Taenia.Typhoid Fever: An acute systemic febrile infection caused by SALMONELLA TYPHI, a serotype of SALMONELLA ENTERICA.Salmonella typhi: A serotype of SALMONELLA ENTERICA which is the etiologic agent of TYPHOID FEVER.Paratyphoid Fever: A prolonged febrile illness commonly caused by several Paratyphi serotypes of SALMONELLA ENTERICA. It is similar to TYPHOID FEVER but less severe.Salmonella paratyphi A: A serotype of SALMONELLA ENTERICA that causes mild PARATYPHOID FEVER in humans.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Typhoid-Paratyphoid Vaccines: Vaccines used to prevent TYPHOID FEVER and/or PARATYPHOID FEVER which are caused by various species of SALMONELLA. Attenuated, subunit, and inactivated forms of the vaccines exist.Salmonella enterica: A subgenus of Salmonella containing several medically important serotypes. The habitat for the majority of strains is warm-blooded animals.Dirofilariasis: Infection with nematodes of the genus DIROFILARIA, usually in animals, especially dogs, but occasionally in man.ItalyDirofilaria repens: A filarial parasite primarily affecting dogs and cats, but causing an emerging zoonosis in humans involving subcutaneous lesions. It is transmitted by MOSQUITOES.Dirofilaria immitis: A filarial parasite primarily of dogs but occurring also in foxes, wolves, and humans. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes.Dirofilaria: A genus of filarial nematodes. Various immature species have been found to infect the eyes or subcutaneous tissue in humans.Slovakia: Created 1 January 1993 as a result of the division of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.Skin Diseases, Parasitic: Skin diseases caused by ARTHROPODS; HELMINTHS; or other parasites.Communicable DiseasesSecurity Measures: Regulations to assure protection of property and equipment.Hypochondriasis: Preoccupation with the fear of having, or the idea that one has, a serious disease based on the person's misinterpretation of bodily symptoms. (APA, DSM-IV)World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Communicable Diseases, Emerging: Infectious diseases that are novel in their outbreak ranges (geographic and host) or transmission mode.Communicable Disease Control: Programs of surveillance designed to prevent the transmission of disease by any means from person to person or from animal to man.Cities: A large or important municipality of a country, usually a major metropolitan center.
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  • Since the first decades of the present century the worldwide extent of human malaria has receded, especially in temperate areas, as a result of socio-economic progress and through local control programmes, which developed into the global eradication campaign. (ciesin.org)
  • These casesdemonstrate that the potential exists for reintroduction of malariainto areas where it is no longer endemic, such as the United States.Malaria is an old disease with the potential of re-emerging asa new disease, especially in association with climate change. (sapo.pt)
  • Despite recognition of this fact, endemic zoonoses often remain undiagnosed in people, instead being mistaken for febrile diseases such as malaria. (bmj.com)
  • Anopheles quadrimaculatus Say is historically the most important vector of malaria in the eastern United States. (ufl.edu)
  • Mpumalanga Province, South Africa is a low malaria transmission area that is subject to malaria epidemics. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Characterization of malaria heterogeneity may allow prioritization of risk areas and allow focused control interventions. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However many malaria endemic environments are resource limited and tools to assist decision support need to take account of these limitations. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Malaria risk is low compared to other hyper- and holo-endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa and naturally acquired immunity does not develop in the local population [ 26 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Malaria occurrence in this area is seasonal during the wet and humid months of October to April. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Endemic zoonoses such as brucellosis ( Brucella species), Q fever ( Coxiella burnetii ), leptospirosis ( Leptospira species), rickettsioses ( Rickettsia species), bartonellosis ( Bartonella species), plague ( Yersinia pestis ), Rift Valley fever and Chikungunya (both caused by arboviruses), and many others, pose considerable challenges for clinicians in both human and animal health. (bmj.com)
  • Severe chikungunya-associated encephalitis is associated with an increased risk of death. (britannica.com)
  • This report published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 27, No 2, June 2003 describes the epidemiology of melioidosis, which is caused by the Gram negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei and is endemic in northern Australia. (health.gov.au)
  • Historically, Japanese Encephalitis virus (JEV) genotype III (GIII) has been responsible for human diseases. (core.ac.uk)
  • These blood sucking insects are responsible for the transmission of several of man's most dreaded diseases and have prevented the development of many large areas of the world. (ncdcr.gov)
  • As populations grow and expand into previously forested areas, more people are contracting zoonotic diseases-infections that can be passed from animals to humans. (cfr.org)
  • Although these events may have direct consequences for health (e.g., injuries and displacement of populations due to thermal stress), they are also likely to cause important changes in the incidence and distribution of infectious diseases, including vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, water-and food-borne diseases and diseases with environmental reservoirs (e.g., endemic fungal diseases). (cmaj.ca)
  • Tick-borne diseases M. G. R. Varma 4.1 Tick-borne virus diseases 4.1 .1 Colorado tick fever 4.1.2 Louping ill 4.1.3 Encephalitis 4.1.4 Kyasanur Forest disease 4.2 Tick-borne borrelioses 4.2.1 Tick-borne relapsing fever 4.2.2 Erythema borreliosis migrans 4.3 Tick-borne rickettsioses 4.3.1 Rocky Mountain spotted fever 4.3.2 Boutonneuse fever, Siberian and Queensland tick typhus 5. (ciesin.org)
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Historically, infectious diseases have had a profound effect on human populations, including their evolution and culturaldevelopment. (sapo.pt)
  • Early advocates of One Health such as Calvin Schwabe became aware of the importance of integrating veterinary and medical approaches through work on endemic diseases of people and livestock ( Schwabe 1984 ). (bmj.com)
  • Here, we review the factors that contribute to the 'invisibility' of endemic zoonoses as a global health problem with a focus on Africa, and highlight the crucial importance and value of One Health approaches to effectively tackle these diseases. (bmj.com)
  • Australian medical scientists have made substantial contributions to the understanding of many historically significant communicable diseases and global initiatives for control. (mja.com.au)
  • Most plants produce anti-parasitic compounds that continue to induce their effects even when used by humans, so they have potential use as natural remedies for parasite-related diseases like giardiasis and encephalitis. (medworm.com)
  • Clinical manifestations of acute infectious encephalitis can be highly variable, even among patients afflicted by the same organism, and depend on the severity of infection, anatomic sites involved, and host factors such as immune response. (neurologyadvisor.com)
  • Central nervous system (CNS) infection leads to histopathologic evidence of perivascular cuffing similar to that encountered in measles and other viral encephalitides. (gkhub.info)
  • Focal hemorrhagic necrosis of the brain, characteristic of herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis, is uncommon in VZV infection. (gkhub.info)
  • Vector Infection Determinants of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Reside Within the E2 Envelope Glycoprotein Journal of Virology. (jove.com)
  • Antimicrobial prophylaxis with a single 200-mg dose of doxycycline is recommended for adults with exposure to Ixodes scapularis if prophylaxis can be given within 72 hours of tick removal and there is at least a 20 percent rate of tick infection with Borrelia burgdorferi in the area. (aafp.org)
  • Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an infection spread by tick bites and is endemic in mainland Europe and Scandinavia, as well as Asia. (miragenews.com)
  • Historically, melioidosis was a common infection in military forces serving in Southeast Asia, and it has the potential to have a serious impact on force health readiness. (health.mil)
  • However, it is very common in many parts of the world and the risk of infection is greatest in those areas where hygiene and sanitation are poor. (nps.org.au)
  • In infants and older adults (over age 65), infection may lead to encephalitis and long-term neurological disability (e.g., behavioral changes or developmental delays in infants or dementia in adults). (britannica.com)
  • The triad of infection, immunity and inflammation, abbreviated as I-Cubed I 3 posits that complex self-sustaining responses from infectious insults to the nascent immune system, whether by contagious or innate sources endemic to ones microbiome, can begin to explain the etiopathogenesis of diverse medical, neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders. (davidsyounger.com)
  • Since then, the virus has become endemic, with ≈2,200 human cases reported in the state during 2002-2011 ( 2 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Subsequent introduction into Texas in 2002 resulted in 105 confirmed human infections, high mortality rates among local corvids, and a 31.2% seroconversion rate among resident birds of Harris County, Texas (Houston metropolitan area) alone ( 8 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Results of this project have provided insight into well-established causal pathogens and identified newer causes of infectious and autoimmune encephalitis. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Public health has benefitted greatly from the development of over 70 licensed vaccines that prevent infections or limit the infectivity of approximately 30 common pathogens that have historically been significant causes of morbidity and mortality ( 1 - 3 ). (asm.org)
  • Repeated epidemics of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) involving up to several million people occur annually in tropical areas of Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas and may extend into temperate areas inhabited by the Aedes aegypti mosquito vector (3). (cdc.gov)
  • The result has been repeated introduction of dengue virus into areas well-suited to dengue transmission, a circumstance virtually guaranteeing that epidemics of dengue and perhaps DHF/DSS will occur frequently in the Americas (5,6). (cdc.gov)
  • Thus in addition to looking at the incidence of JE in areas currently or historically endemic for JE we examined the incidence of AES in Western industrialised areas where JE does not occur. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Encephalitis may occur in isolation or may be accompanied by inflammation of the meninges (meningoencephalitis) or spinal cord (encephalomyelitis). (neurologyadvisor.com)
  • All people in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of getting infected with LACV. (cdc.gov)
  • People who live in or visit woodland habitats and those who work outside or participate in outdoor recreational activities in areas where the virus is circulating are at increased risk due to mosquito exposure. (cdc.gov)
  • West Nile (WN) virus, an arthropod-borne virus, is a member of the Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus serocomplex of the family Flaviviridae , genus Flavivirus . (asm.org)
  • In areas where WN is endemic, in addition to human infections, the virus can also cause mortality among equines, as well as among certain domestic and wild birds ( 12 ). (asm.org)
  • In this study, we report recovery of JEV GI live virus and identification of JEV GI RNA from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of encephalitis patients in JE endemic areas of China. (core.ac.uk)
  • The virus is now endemic in over 100 countries, with the heavily urbanized countries of Brazil and Indonesia being the most affected, and the countries and regions impacted by dengue are growing. (iavireport.org)
  • Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) has been detected for the first time in ticks in the UK. (miragenews.com)
  • The virus has been detected in a small number of ticks in Thetford Forest and an area on the border between Hampshire and Dorset. (miragenews.com)
  • Tick-borne encephalitis virus, which is endemic in many European countries, has been found for the first time in a very small number of ticks in 2 locations in England. (miragenews.com)
  • Mutations in the virus have enabled it to infect a second vector, Aedes albopictus , which is native to Asia but today is considered an invasive species in places with warm, marshlike environments , including certain areas in Australia, on islands in the Indian Ocean , in the southeastern United States , and in Europe. (britannica.com)
  • Despite strict animal importation regulations, CSF-infected swine products are likely to be introduced into the United States by air, sea, or ground transportation in garbage or the baggage of travelers from endemic areas. (aasv.org)
  • Most of the areas previously involved continue to report increasing number of cases, and the situation is particularly severe in the island of Hispaniola island (Haiti and the Dominican Republic). (tropnet.net)
  • In recent years, JEV genotype I (GI) has been isolated from mosquitoes collected in numerous countries, but has not been isolated from patients with encephalitis. (core.ac.uk)
  • Although rabies in dogs has been successfully controlled in several areas it is still a primary public health concern in many African, Asian and South American countries. (scielo.org.za)
  • Those traveling to endemic countries should be educated in preventative habits such as proper cooking of meat and avoidance of fecal-oral transmission routes. (medscape.com)
  • Because of plague moving from rural to urban areas, there is increased risk of transmission to other countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Urban areas that are major transportation hubs for shipping and recreation are at high risk for transmitting plague to nearby countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dengue is endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. (patient.info)
  • Although a highly effective live-attenuated vaccine known as Clone 13 [ 4 ] is available for livestock use in RVF-endemic countries, no licensed livestock vaccines are available for use in RVF-free areas such as Europe and there is currently no licensed human RVF vaccine. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The three armies were to occupy the Tokyo-Yokohama area, destroy the Japanese home army, and fan out to occupy the whole of Honshu and Hokkaido. (army.mil)
  • Although there are no studies that specifically address the incidence of AES (a broad syndromic definition that includes many patients who do not have encephalitis [ 3 ]), there are studies looking at the incidence of encephalitis in different settings. (biomedcentral.com)
  • 1,2 A recent model estimated an incidence of 165,000 melioidosis cases per year (an incidence rate of 5.0 per 100,000 people at risk), with a predicted mortality of 89,000 per year, among the 3 billion people residing in areas likely to contain B. pseudomallei . (health.mil)
  • 3 The true global distribution of B. pseudomallei and the incidence of melioidosis remain poorly understood, and it is not yet known if the growing number of melioidosis cases reported worldwide reflects an unmasking of long-standing bacterial presence or the spread of B. pseudomallei to previously unaffected areas. (health.mil)
  • Patients with suspected LAC encephalitis should be hospitalized, appropriate serologic and other diagnostic tests ordered, and supportive treatment (including seizure control) provided. (cdc.gov)
  • As a conclusion, this is the first time to isolate JEV GI strain from CSF samples of encephalitis patients, so continuous survey and evaluate the infectivity and pathogenecity of JEV GI strains are necessary, especially for the JEV GI strains from encephalitis patients. (core.ac.uk)
  • The project represents the largest cohort of patients with encephalitis studied to date and has influenced case definition and diagnostic evaluation of this condition. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Treatment of visceral leishmaniasis is with liposomal amphotericin B or miltefosine, depending on the infecting Leishmania species and the geographic area of acquisition. (merckmanuals.com)
  • If a person lives in a geographic area that has hot, dry, windy days, then there is more of a chance that pollen is in the air. (aoscan.com)