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.
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)
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.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with WEST NILE VIRUS.
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.
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.
Diseases of domestic and wild horses of the species Equus caballus.
Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.
Common name for the largest birds in the order PASSERIFORMES, family Corvidae. These omnivorous black birds comprise most of the species in the genus Corvus, along with ravens and jackdaws (which are often also referred to as crows).
A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE containing several subgroups and many species. Most are arboviruses transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks. The type species is YELLOW FEVER VIRUS.
Infections with viruses of the genus FLAVIVIRUS, family FLAVIVIRIDAE.
Large, hoofed mammals of the family EQUIDAE. Horses are active day and night with most of the day spent seeking and consuming food. Feeding peaks occur in the early morning and late afternoon, and there are several daily periods of rest.
Insects that transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
A family of the order Rodentia which contains 49 genera. Some of the more common genera are MARMOTA, which includes the marmot and woodchuck; Sciurus, the gray squirrel, S. carolinensis, and the fox squirrel, S. niger; Tamias, the eastern and western chipmunk; and Tamiasciurus, the red squirrel. The flying squirrels, except the scaly-tailed Anomaluridae, also belong to this family.
Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.
A CELL LINE derived from the kidney of the African green (vervet) monkey, (CERCOPITHECUS AETHIOPS) used primarily in virus replication studies and plaque assays.
A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE), which is the etiologic agent of ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS in the United States, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
A species of CERCOPITHECUS containing three subspecies: C. tantalus, C. pygerythrus, and C. sabeus. They are found in the forests and savannah of Africa. The African green monkey (C. pygerythrus) is the natural host of SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS and is used in AIDS research.
Ribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.
The process of intracellular viral multiplication, consisting of the synthesis of PROTEINS; NUCLEIC ACIDS; and sometimes LIPIDS, and their assembly into a new infectious particle.
'Blood donors' are individuals who voluntarily and safely donate a specific amount of their own blood, which can be further separated into components, to be used for transfusion purposes or for manufacturing medical products, without receiving remuneration that is intended to reward them financially.
Infections caused by arthropod-borne viruses, general or unspecified.
A viral encephalitis caused by the St. Louis encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, ST. LOUIS), a FLAVIVIRUS. It is transmitted to humans and other vertebrates primarily by mosquitoes of the genus CULEX. The primary animal vectors are wild birds and the disorder is endemic to the midwestern and southeastern United States. Infections may be limited to an influenza-like illness or present as an ASEPTIC MENINGITIS or ENCEPHALITIS. Clinical manifestations of the encephalitic presentation may include SEIZURES, lethargy, MYOCLONUS, focal neurologic signs, COMA, and DEATH. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p750)
Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.
A subgroup of the genus FLAVIVIRUS which comprises a number of viral species that are the etiologic agents of human encephalitis in many different geographical regions. These include Japanese encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, JAPANESE), St. Louis encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, ST. LOUIS), Murray Valley encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, MURRAY VALLEY), and WEST NILE VIRUS.
BIRDS that hunt and kill other animals, especially higher vertebrates, for food. They include the FALCONIFORMES order, or diurnal birds of prey, comprised of EAGLES, falcons, HAWKS, and others, as well as the STRIGIFORMES order, or nocturnal birds of prey, which includes OWLS.
The presence of viruses in the blood.
Proteins encoded by a VIRAL GENOME that are produced in the organisms they infect, but not packaged into the VIRUS PARTICLES. Some of these proteins may play roles within the infected cell during VIRUS REPLICATION or act in regulation of virus replication or VIRUS ASSEMBLY.
Method for measuring viral infectivity and multiplication in CULTURED CELLS. Clear lysed areas or plaques develop as the VIRAL PARTICLES are released from the infected cells during incubation. With some VIRUSES, the cells are killed by a cytopathic effect; with others, the infected cells are not killed but can be detected by their hemadsorptive ability. Sometimes the plaque cells contain VIRAL ANTIGENS which can be measured by IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE.
The measurement of infection-blocking titer of ANTISERA by testing a series of dilutions for a given virus-antiserum interaction end-point, which is generally the dilution at which tissue cultures inoculated with the serum-virus mixtures demonstrate cytopathology (CPE) or the dilution at which 50% of test animals injected with serum-virus mixtures show infectivity (ID50) or die (LD50).
Viruses whose genetic material is RNA.
PASSERIFORMES of the suborder, Oscines, in which the flexor tendons of the toes are separate, and the lower syrinx has 4 to 9 pairs of tensor muscles inserted at both ends of the tracheal half rings. They include many commonly recognized birds such as CROWS; FINCHES; robins; SPARROWS; and SWALLOWS.
A species of the genus FLAVIVIRUS which causes an acute febrile and sometimes hemorrhagic disease in man. Dengue is mosquito-borne and four serotypes are known.
Diseases of rodents of the order RODENTIA. This term includes diseases of Sciuridae (squirrels), Geomyidae (gophers), Heteromyidae (pouched mice), Castoridae (beavers), Cricetidae (rats and mice), Muridae (Old World rats and mice), Erethizontidae (porcupines), and Caviidae (guinea pigs).
Monitoring of rate of occurrence of specific conditions to assess the stability or change in health levels of a population. It is also the study of disease rates in a specific cohort such as in a geographic area or population subgroup to estimate trends in a larger population. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
A geographical area of the United States comprising the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE), which is the etiological agent of Japanese encephalitis found in Asia, southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.
The expelling of virus particles from the body. Important routes include the respiratory tract, genital tract, and intestinal tract. Virus shedding is an important means of vertical transmission (INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION, VERTICAL).
Process of growing viruses in live animals, plants, or cultured cells.
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.
The type species of ORTHOPOXVIRUS, related to COWPOX VIRUS, but whose true origin is unknown. It has been used as a live vaccine against SMALLPOX. It is also used as a vector for inserting foreign DNA into animals. Rabbitpox virus is a subspecies of VACCINIA VIRUS.
A subfamily in the family MURIDAE, comprising the hamsters. Four of the more common genera are Cricetus, CRICETULUS; MESOCRICETUS; and PHODOPUS.
EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES based on the detection through serological testing of characteristic change in the serum level of specific ANTIBODIES. Latent subclinical infections and carrier states can thus be detected in addition to clinically overt cases.
Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.
Infectious diseases that are novel in their outbreak ranges (geographic and host) or transmission mode.
An inflammatory process involving the brain (ENCEPHALITIS) and meninges (MENINGITIS), most often produced by pathogenic organisms which invade the central nervous system, and occasionally by toxins, autoimmune disorders, and other conditions.
Inflammation of brain parenchymal tissue as a result of viral infection. Encephalitis may occur as primary or secondary manifestation of TOGAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; HERPESVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ADENOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; FLAVIVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; BUNYAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; PICORNAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; PARAMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; RETROVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; and ARENAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
While there isn't a specific medical definition for "North America," I can provide a geographical definition that is often used in public health and medical contexts: North America is the third largest continent by area, encompassing 23 independent states, including the United States, Canada, and Mexico, which are home to diverse populations, cultures, and ecosystems, and share common health-related challenges such as obesity, diabetes, and healthcare access disparities.
Layers of protein which surround the capsid in animal viruses with tubular nucleocapsids. The envelope consists of an inner layer of lipids and virus specified proteins also called membrane or matrix proteins. The outer layer consists of one or more types of morphological subunits called peplomers which project from the viral envelope; this layer always consists of glycoproteins.
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Substances elaborated by viruses that have antigenic activity.
The family Passeridae comprised of small, mainly brown and grey seed-eating birds with conical bills.
A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
Invertebrates or non-human vertebrates which transmit infective organisms from one host to another.
A subgroup of the genus FLAVIVIRUS that causes encephalitis and hemorrhagic fevers and is found in eastern and western Europe and the former Soviet Union. It is transmitted by TICKS and there is an associated milk-borne transmission from viremic cattle, goats, and sheep.
A widely distributed order of perching BIRDS, including more than half of all bird species.
Arthropod-borne viruses. A non-taxonomic designation for viruses that can replicate in both vertebrate hosts and arthropod vectors. Included are some members of the following families: ARENAVIRIDAE; BUNYAVIRIDAE; REOVIRIDAE; TOGAVIRIDAE; and FLAVIVIRIDAE. (From Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed)
A general term for diseases produced by viruses.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Infections of the brain caused by arthropod-borne viruses (i.e., arboviruses) primarily from the families TOGAVIRIDAE; FLAVIVIRIDAE; BUNYAVIRIDAE; REOVIRIDAE; and RHABDOVIRIDAE. Life cycles of these viruses are characterized by ZOONOSES, with birds and lower mammals serving as intermediate hosts. The virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) or TICKS. Clinical manifestations include fever, headache, alterations of mentation, focal neurologic deficits, and COMA. (From Clin Microbiol Rev 1994 Jan;7(1):89-116; Walton, Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System, 10th ed, p321)
The type species of the FLAVIVIRUS genus. Principal vector transmission to humans is by AEDES spp. mosquitoes.
Specific molecular components of the cell capable of recognizing and interacting with a virus, and which, after binding it, are capable of generating some signal that initiates the chain of events leading to the biological response.
The assembly of VIRAL STRUCTURAL PROTEINS and nucleic acid (VIRAL DNA or VIRAL RNA) to form a VIRUS PARTICLE.
A family of proteins that promote unwinding of RNA during splicing and translation.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Louisiana" is not a medical term that has a specific definition in the field of medicine. It is actually a state located in the southern United States, known for its diverse culture, food, music, and history. If you have any questions related to healthcare, medicine, or health conditions, I would be happy to try to help answer those!
Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
Agents used in the prophylaxis or therapy of VIRUS DISEASES. Some of the ways they may act include preventing viral replication by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase; binding to specific cell-surface receptors and inhibiting viral penetration or uncoating; inhibiting viral protein synthesis; or blocking late stages of virus assembly.
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The interactions between a host and a pathogen, usually resulting in disease.
Antibodies that reduce or abolish some biological activity of a soluble antigen or infectious agent, usually a virus.
The type species of ALPHAVIRUS normally transmitted to birds by CULEX mosquitoes in Egypt, South Africa, India, Malaya, the Philippines, and Australia. It may be associated with fever in humans. Serotypes (differing by less than 17% in nucleotide sequence) include Babanki, Kyzylagach, and Ockelbo viruses.
The term "United States" in a medical context often refers to the country where a patient or study participant resides, and is not a medical term per se, but relevant for epidemiological studies, healthcare policies, and understanding differences in disease prevalence, treatment patterns, and health outcomes across various geographic locations.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Colorado" is a place, specifically a state in the United States, and does not have a medical definition. If you have any questions about medical conditions or terminology, I would be happy to help with those!
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Illinois" is a state in the United States and not a term that has a medical definition.
Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Proteins found in any species of virus.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of ATP into a series of (2'-5') linked oligoadenylates and pyrophosphate in the presence of double-stranded RNA. These oligonucleotides activate an endoribonuclease (RNase L) which cleaves single-stranded RNA. Interferons can act as inducers of these reactions. EC 2.7.7.-.
A species of POLYOMAVIRUS originally isolated from Rhesus monkey kidney tissue. It produces malignancy in human and newborn hamster kidney cell cultures.
Viruses parasitic on plants higher than bacteria.
Viruses whose nucleic acid is DNA.
Virus diseases caused by the TOGAVIRIDAE.
A mosquito-borne encephalitis caused by the Japanese B encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, JAPANESE) occurring throughout Eastern Asia and Australia. The majority of infections occur in children and are subclinical or have features limited to transient fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Inflammation of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges may occur and lead to transient or permanent neurologic deficits (including a POLIOMYELITIS-like presentation); SEIZURES; COMA; and death. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p751; Lancet 1998 Apr 11;351(9109):1094-7)
Viruses which lack a complete genome so that they cannot completely replicate or cannot form a protein coat. Some are host-dependent defectives, meaning they can replicate only in cell systems which provide the particular genetic function which they lack. Others, called SATELLITE VIRUSES, are able to replicate only when their genetic defect is complemented by a helper virus.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
The degree of pathogenicity within a group or species of microorganisms or viruses as indicated by case fatality rates and/or the ability of the organism to invade the tissues of the host. The pathogenic capacity of an organism is determined by its VIRULENCE FACTORS.
The complete genetic complement contained in a DNA or RNA molecule in a virus.
Infectious organisms in the BLOOD, of which the predominant medical interest is their contamination of blood-soiled linens, towels, gowns, BANDAGES, other items from individuals in risk categories, NEEDLES and other sharp objects, MEDICAL WASTE and DENTAL WASTE, all of which health workers are exposed to. This concept is differentiated from the clinical conditions of BACTEREMIA; VIREMIA; and FUNGEMIA where the organism is present in the blood of a patient as the result of a natural infectious process.

West Nile fever--a reemerging mosquito-borne viral disease in Europe. (1/1412)

West Nile virus causes sporadic cases and outbreaks of human and equine disease in Europe (western Mediterranean and southern Russia in 1962-64, Belarus and Ukraine in the 1970s and 1980s, Romania in 1996-97, Czechland in 1997, and Italy in 1998). Environmental factors, including human activities, that enhance population densities of vector mosquitoes (heavy rains followed by floods, irrigation, higher than usual temperature, or formation of ecologic niches that enable mass breeding of mosquitoes) could increase the incidence of West Nile fever.  (+info)

Entomologic and avian investigations of an epidemic of West Nile fever in Romania in 1996, with serologic and molecular characterization of a virus isolate from mosquitoes. (2/1412)

Between July and October 1996, a West Nile (WN) fever epidemic occurred in the southern plain and Danube Valley of Romania and in the capital city of Bucharest, resulting in hundreds of neurologic cases and 17 fatalities. In early October 1996, entomologic and avian investigations of the epidemic were conducted in the city of Bucharest and nearby rural areas. Thirty (41%) of 73 domestic fowl sampled had neutralizing antibody to WN virus, including 5 of 13 ducks (38%), 1 of 1 goose, 19 of 52 chickens (37%), 1 of 1 peahen, and 4 of 6 turkeys (67%). Seroprevalence in domestic fowl (27%, or 7 of 26) from the urban Bucharest site was not significantly different (P = 0.08, by Fisher's exact test) than rates at three rural sites (50%, or 23 of 46). Serum collected from one of 12 Passeriformes, an Erithacus rubecula, was positive for neutralizing antibody to WN virus. A total of 5,577 mosquitoes representing seven taxa were collected. Culex pipiens pipiens accounted for 96% of the mosquitoes collected. A single virus isolate, RO97-50, was obtained from a pool of 30 Cx. p. pipiens females aspirated from the walls and ceiling of a blockhouse located near the center of Bucharest, resulting in a minimum infection rate of 0.19 per 1,000. Antisera prepared against RO97-50 failed to distinguish among RO97-50, WN virus strain Eg101, and Kunjin (KUN) virus strain MRM16. A 2,323-basepair DNA fragment of the envelope (E) glycoprotein gene from RO97-50 and a Romanian WN virus strain obtained from a human cerebrospinal fluid sample, RO96-1030, were sequenced. Phylogenetic analyses of 23 WN virus strains and one KUN virus strain using the amino acid and nucleotide sequences for a small portion of the E gene suggest the existence of two large lineages of viruses. Bootstrap analysis of the nucleotide alignment indicated strong support (95%) for a lineage composed of WN virus strains from northern Africa, including isolates from Egypt and Algeria, and west, central, and east Africa, all of the European isolates, those from France and Romania, an Israeli isolate, and an isolate of KUN virus from Australia. The nucleotide sequence of RO97-50 was identical to the sequence of a WN virus isolate obtained from Cx. neavei mosquitoes from Senegal and Cx. univittatus mosquitoes from Kenya. The phylogenetic analyses were compatible with the introduction of virus into Romania by birds migrating from sub-Saharan Africa, to northern Africa, and into southern Europe.  (+info)

Update: West Nile-like viral encephalitis--New York, 1999. (3/1412)

The outbreak of human arboviral encephalitis attributable to a mosquito-transmitted West Nile-like virus (WNLV) continues to wane in the Northeast. As of October 5, the number of laboratory-positive cases had increased to 50 (27 confirmed and 23 probable), including five deaths. The increase in cases is mainly a result of completed retesting with West Nile virus antigen of specimens previously tested with the related St. Louis encephalitis virus antigen and to intensive retrospective case finding in the ongoing epidemiologic investigations.  (+info)

Outbreak of West Nile-like viral encephalitis--New York, 1999. (4/1412)

An outbreak of arboviral encephalitis was first recognized in New York City in late August and has since been identified in neighboring counties in New York state. Although initially attributed to St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus based on positive serologic findings in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum samples using a virus-specific IgM-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), the cause of the outbreak has been confirmed as a West Nile-like virus based on the identification of virus in human, avian, and mosquito samples.  (+info)

The RNA-dependent RNA polymerases of different members of the family Flaviviridae exhibit similar properties in vitro. (5/1412)

The virus-encoded RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), which is required for replication of the positive-strand RNA genome, is a key enzyme of members of the virus family Flaviviridae. By using heterologously expressed proteins, we demonstrate that the 77 kDa NS5B protein of two pestiviruses, bovine viral diarrhoea virus and classical swine fever virus, and the 100 kDa NS5 protein of the West Nile flavivirus possess RdRp activity in vitro. As originally shown for the RdRp of hepatitis C virus, RNA synthesis catalysed by the pestivirus and flavivirus enzymes is strictly primer-dependent in vitro. Accordingly, initiation of RNA polymerization on homopolymeric RNAs and heteropolymeric templates, the latter with a blocked 3'-hydroxyl group, was found to be dependent on the presence of complementary oligonucleotide primer molecules. On unblocked heteropolymeric templates, including authentic viral RNAs, the RdRps were shown to initiate RNA synthesis via intramolecular priming at the 3'-hydroxyl group of the template and 'copy-back' transcription, thus yielding RNase-resistant hairpin molecules. Taken together, the RdRps of different members of the Flaviviridae were demonstrated to exhibit a common reactivity profile in vitro, typical of nucleic acid-polymerizing enzymes.  (+info)

Isolation of West Nile virus from mosquitoes, crows, and a Cooper's hawk in Connecticut. (6/1412)

West Nile (WN) virus, a mosquito-transmitted virus native to Africa, Asia, and Europe, was isolated from two species of mosquitoes, Culex pipiens and Aedes vexans, and from brain tissues of 28 American crows, Corvus brachyrhynchos, and one Cooper's hawk, Accipiter cooperii, in Connecticut. A portion of the genome of virus isolates from four different hosts was sequenced and analyzed by comparative phylogenetic analysis. Our isolates from Connecticut were similar to one another and most closely related to two WN isolates from Romania (2.8 and 3.6 percent difference). If established in North America, WN virus will likely have severe effects on human health and on the health of populations of birds.  (+info)

Origin of the West Nile virus responsible for an outbreak of encephalitis in the northeastern United States. (7/1412)

In late summer 1999, an outbreak of human encephalitis occurred in the northeastern United States that was concurrent with extensive mortality in crows (Corvus species) as well as the deaths of several exotic birds at a zoological park in the same area. Complete genome sequencing of a flavivirus isolated from the brain of a dead Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis), together with partial sequence analysis of envelope glycoprotein (E-glycoprotein) genes amplified from several other species including mosquitoes and two fatal human cases, revealed that West Nile (WN) virus circulated in natural transmission cycles and was responsible for the human disease. Antigenic mapping with E-glycoprotein-specific monoclonal antibodies and E-glycoprotein phylogenetic analysis confirmed these viruses as WN. This North American WN virus was most closely related to a WN virus isolated from a dead goose in Israel in 1998.  (+info)

Continued transmission of West Nile virus to humans in southeastern Romania, 1997-1998. (8/1412)

After an epidemic of West Nile (WN) virus neurologic infections in southeastern Romania in 1996, human and animal surveillance were established to monitor continued transmission of the virus. During 1997 and 1998, neurologic infections were diagnosed serologically as WN encephalitis in 12 of 322 patients in 19 southeastern districts and in 1 of 75 Bucharest patients. In addition, amid a countrywide epidemic of measles, the etiology of the febrile exanthem in 2 of 180 investigated cases was determined serologically to be WN fever; 1 case was complicated by hepatitis. Sentinel chickens placed in Bucharest seroconverted to WN virus during the summer months, indicating their potential value in monitoring transmission. The continued occurrence of sporadic WN infections in southeastern Romania in consecutive years after the 1996 epidemic is consistent with local enzootic transmission of the virus.  (+info)

West Nile Virus (WNV) is an Flavivirus, which is a type of virus that is spread by mosquitoes. It was first discovered in the West Nile district of Uganda in 1937 and has since been found in many countries throughout the world. WNV can cause a mild to severe illness known as West Nile fever.

Most people who become infected with WNV do not develop any symptoms, but some may experience fever, headache, body aches, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea, or a rash. In rare cases, the virus can cause serious neurological illnesses such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord). These severe forms of the disease can be fatal, especially in older adults and people with weakened immune systems.

WNV is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes, but it can also be spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, or from mother to baby during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. There is no specific treatment for WNV, and most people recover on their own with rest and supportive care. However, hospitalization may be necessary in severe cases. Prevention measures include avoiding mosquito bites by using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying indoors during peak mosquito activity hours.

West Nile Fever is defined as a viral infection primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The virus responsible for this febrile illness, known as West Nile Virus (WNV), is maintained in nature between mosquito vectors and avian hosts. Although most individuals infected with WNV are asymptomatic, some may develop a mild, flu-like illness characterized by fever, headache, fatigue, body aches, skin rash, and swollen lymph glands. A minority of infected individuals, particularly the elderly and immunocompromised, may progress to severe neurological symptoms such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord), or acute flaccid paralysis (sudden weakness in the limbs). The diagnosis is confirmed through laboratory tests, such as serological assays or nucleic acid amplification techniques. Treatment primarily focuses on supportive care, as there are no specific antiviral therapies available for West Nile Fever. Preventive measures include personal protection against mosquito bites and vector control strategies to reduce mosquito populations.

'Bird diseases' is a broad term that refers to the various medical conditions and infections that can affect avian species. These diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or toxic substances and can affect pet birds, wild birds, and poultry. Some common bird diseases include:

1. Avian influenza (bird flu) - a viral infection that can cause respiratory symptoms, decreased appetite, and sudden death in birds.
2. Psittacosis (parrot fever) - a bacterial infection that can cause respiratory symptoms, fever, and lethargy in birds and humans who come into contact with them.
3. Aspergillosis - a fungal infection that can cause respiratory symptoms and weight loss in birds.
4. Candidiasis (thrush) - a fungal infection that can affect the mouth, crop, and other parts of the digestive system in birds.
5. Newcastle disease - a viral infection that can cause respiratory symptoms, neurological signs, and decreased egg production in birds.
6. Salmonellosis - a bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea, lethargy, and decreased appetite in birds and humans who come into contact with them.
7. Trichomoniasis - a parasitic infection that can affect the mouth, crop, and digestive system in birds.
8. Chlamydiosis (psittacosis) - a bacterial infection that can cause respiratory symptoms, lethargy, and decreased appetite in birds and humans who come into contact with them.
9. Coccidiosis - a parasitic infection that can affect the digestive system in birds.
10. Mycobacteriosis (avian tuberculosis) - a bacterial infection that can cause chronic weight loss, respiratory symptoms, and skin lesions in birds.

It is important to note that some bird diseases can be transmitted to humans and other animals, so it is essential to practice good hygiene when handling birds or their droppings. If you suspect your bird may be sick, it is best to consult with a veterinarian who specializes in avian medicine.

West Nile Virus (WNV) vaccines are immunizations that are designed to protect against the West Nile virus, which is a single-stranded RNA virus that belongs to the family Flaviviridae. The virus is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes, particularly those of the Culex species.

There are currently no licensed WNV vaccines available for human use in the United States or Europe. However, there are several veterinary vaccines that have been developed and approved for use in horses and other animals, such as birds and geese. These vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against the virus, which can help prevent infection and reduce the severity of symptoms in animals that do become infected.

Human WNV vaccine candidates are in various stages of development and testing. Some of these vaccines use inactivated or weakened forms of the virus, while others use only a portion of the viral protein to stimulate an immune response. While these vaccines have shown promise in clinical trials, further research is needed to determine their safety and effectiveness in larger populations before they can be approved for widespread use.

'Culex' is a genus of mosquitoes that includes many species that are vectors for various diseases, such as West Nile virus, filariasis, and avian malaria. They are often referred to as "house mosquitoes" because they are commonly found in urban environments. These mosquitoes typically lay their eggs in standing water and have a cosmopolitan distribution, being found on all continents except Antarctica. The life cycle of Culex mosquitoes includes four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Both male and female adults feed on nectar, but only females require blood meals to lay eggs.

'Culicidae' is the biological family that includes all species of mosquitoes. It consists of three subfamilies: Anophelinae, Culicinae, and Toxorhynchitinae. Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that are known for their ability to transmit various diseases to humans and other animals, such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, and Zika virus. The medical importance of Culicidae comes from the fact that only female mosquitoes require blood meals to lay eggs, and during this process, they can transmit pathogens between hosts.

I understand you are asking for a medical definition of "Horse Diseases." However, it's important to note that there isn't a specific medical field dedicated to horse diseases as we typically categorize medical fields by human diseases and conditions. Veterinary medicine is the field responsible for studying, diagnosing, and treating diseases in animals, including horses.

Here's a general definition of 'Horse Diseases':

Horse diseases are health issues or medical conditions that affect equine species, particularly horses. These diseases can be caused by various factors such as bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections; genetic predispositions; environmental factors; and metabolic disorders. Examples of horse diseases include Strangles (Streptococcus equi), Equine Influenza, Equine Herpesvirus, West Nile Virus, Rabies, Potomac Horse Fever, Lyme Disease, and internal or external parasites like worms and ticks. Additionally, horses can suffer from musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, laminitis, and various injuries. Regular veterinary care, preventative measures, and proper management are crucial for maintaining horse health and preventing diseases.

I am not aware of a medical definition for the term "birds." Birds are a group of warm-blooded vertebrates constituting the class Aves, characterized by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, and lightweight but strong skeletons. Some birds, such as pigeons and chickens, have been used in medical research, but the term "birds" itself does not have a specific medical definition.

I am not aware of a medical term specifically referred to as "crows." The term "crows" is commonly used to refer to the bird species Corvus corone or Corvus brachyrhynchos, which are known for their black feathers and intelligent behavior. However, in a medical context, "crows feet" is a slang term that refers to the fine lines and wrinkles that can form around the outer corners of the eyes, often due to aging or repeated facial expressions.

If you meant something else by "Crows," please provide more context so I can give a more accurate answer.

Flavivirus is a genus of viruses in the family Flaviviridae. They are enveloped, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses that are primarily transmitted by arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes and ticks. Many flaviviruses cause significant disease in humans, including dengue fever, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile fever, and Zika fever. The name "flavivirus" is derived from the Latin word for "yellow," referring to the yellow fever virus, which was one of the first members of this genus to be discovered.

Flavivirus infections refer to a group of diseases caused by various viruses belonging to the Flaviviridae family, specifically within the genus Flavivirus. These viruses are primarily transmitted to humans through the bites of infected arthropods, such as mosquitoes and ticks.

Some well-known flavivirus infections include:

1. Dengue Fever: A mosquito-borne viral infection that is prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. It can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild flu-like illness to severe complications like dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome.
2. Yellow Fever: A viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by the Aedes and Haemagogus mosquitoes, primarily in Africa and South America. It can cause severe illness, including jaundice, bleeding, organ failure, and death.
3. Japanese Encephalitis: A mosquito-borne viral infection that is endemic to Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. While most infections are asymptomatic or mild, a small percentage of cases can lead to severe neurological complications, such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord).
4. Zika Virus Infection: A mosquito-borne viral disease that has spread to many regions of the world, particularly in tropical and subtropical areas. Most Zika virus infections are mild or asymptomatic; however, infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects, such as microcephaly (abnormally small head size) and other neurological abnormalities in the developing fetus.
5. West Nile Virus Infection: A mosquito-borne viral disease that is endemic to North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Most infections are mild or asymptomatic; however, a small percentage of cases can lead to severe neurological complications, such as encephalitis, meningitis, and acute flaccid paralysis (sudden weakness in the arms and legs).

Prevention measures for these diseases typically involve avoiding mosquito bites through the use of insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, staying indoors during peak mosquito hours, and removing standing water from around homes and businesses. Additionally, vaccines are available for some of these diseases, such as Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever, and should be considered for individuals traveling to areas where these diseases are common.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "horses" is not a medical term. It is the common name given to the species *Equus ferus caballus*, which are large domesticated mammals used for transportation, work, and recreation. If you have any questions about horses or a related topic that you would like a medical perspective on, please let me know and I'd be happy to help!

Insect vectors are insects that transmit disease-causing pathogens (such as viruses, bacteria, parasites) from one host to another. They do this while feeding on the host's blood or tissues. The insects themselves are not infected by the pathogen but act as mechanical carriers that pass it on during their bite. Examples of diseases spread by insect vectors include malaria (transmitted by mosquitoes), Lyme disease (transmitted by ticks), and plague (transmitted by fleas). Proper prevention measures, such as using insect repellent and reducing standing water where mosquitoes breed, can help reduce the risk of contracting these diseases.

I apologize for any confusion, but "Sciuridae" is not a medical term. It is a scientific name in the field of biology, specifically for the family of animals that include squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, and prairie dogs, among others. These are rodents known for their agility in climbing trees and their ability to store food.

Antibodies, viral are proteins produced by the immune system in response to an infection with a virus. These antibodies are capable of recognizing and binding to specific antigens on the surface of the virus, which helps to neutralize or destroy the virus and prevent its replication. Once produced, these antibodies can provide immunity against future infections with the same virus.

Viral antibodies are typically composed of four polypeptide chains - two heavy chains and two light chains - that are held together by disulfide bonds. The binding site for the antigen is located at the tip of the Y-shaped structure, formed by the variable regions of the heavy and light chains.

There are five classes of antibodies in humans: IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM. Each class has a different function and is distributed differently throughout the body. For example, IgG is the most common type of antibody found in the bloodstream and provides long-term immunity against viruses, while IgA is found primarily in mucous membranes and helps to protect against respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.

In addition to their role in the immune response, viral antibodies can also be used as diagnostic tools to detect the presence of a specific virus in a patient's blood or other bodily fluids.

Vero cells are a line of cultured kidney epithelial cells that were isolated from an African green monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) in the 1960s. They are named after the location where they were initially developed, the Vervet Research Institute in Japan.

Vero cells have the ability to divide indefinitely under certain laboratory conditions and are often used in scientific research, including virology, as a host cell for viruses to replicate. This allows researchers to study the characteristics of various viruses, such as their growth patterns and interactions with host cells. Vero cells are also used in the production of some vaccines, including those for rabies, polio, and Japanese encephalitis.

It is important to note that while Vero cells have been widely used in research and vaccine production, they can still have variations between different cell lines due to factors like passage number or culture conditions. Therefore, it's essential to specify the exact source and condition of Vero cells when reporting experimental results.

St. Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLEV) is a type of arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus) from the family Flaviviridae and genus Flavivirus. It is the causative agent of St. Louis encephalitis (SLE), a viral disease characterized by inflammation of the brain (encephalitis). The virus is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes, particularly Culex spp.

The SLEV infection in humans is often asymptomatic or may cause mild flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting. However, in some cases, the virus can invade the central nervous system, leading to severe neurological manifestations like meningitis, encephalitis, seizures, and even coma or death. The risk of severe disease increases in older adults and people with weakened immune systems.

There is no specific antiviral treatment for SLE; management typically focuses on supportive care to alleviate symptoms and address complications. Prevention measures include avoiding mosquito bites, using insect repellents, and eliminating breeding sites for mosquitoes. Vaccines are not available for SLEV, but they have been developed and tested in the past, with potential for future use in high-risk populations during outbreaks.

'Cercopithecus aethiops' is the scientific name for the monkey species more commonly known as the green monkey. It belongs to the family Cercopithecidae and is native to western Africa. The green monkey is omnivorous, with a diet that includes fruits, nuts, seeds, insects, and small vertebrates. They are known for their distinctive greenish-brown fur and long tail. Green monkeys are also important animal models in biomedical research due to their susceptibility to certain diseases, such as SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus), which is closely related to HIV.

A viral RNA (ribonucleic acid) is the genetic material found in certain types of viruses, as opposed to viruses that contain DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). These viruses are known as RNA viruses. The RNA can be single-stranded or double-stranded and can exist as several different forms, such as positive-sense, negative-sense, or ambisense RNA. Upon infecting a host cell, the viral RNA uses the host's cellular machinery to translate the genetic information into proteins, leading to the production of new virus particles and the continuation of the viral life cycle. Examples of human diseases caused by RNA viruses include influenza, COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), hepatitis C, and polio.

Virus replication is the process by which a virus produces copies or reproduces itself inside a host cell. This involves several steps:

1. Attachment: The virus attaches to a specific receptor on the surface of the host cell.
2. Penetration: The viral genetic material enters the host cell, either by invagination of the cell membrane or endocytosis.
3. Uncoating: The viral genetic material is released from its protective coat (capsid) inside the host cell.
4. Replication: The viral genetic material uses the host cell's machinery to produce new viral components, such as proteins and nucleic acids.
5. Assembly: The newly synthesized viral components are assembled into new virus particles.
6. Release: The newly formed viruses are released from the host cell, often through lysis (breaking) of the cell membrane or by budding off the cell membrane.

The specific mechanisms and details of virus replication can vary depending on the type of virus. Some viruses, such as DNA viruses, use the host cell's DNA polymerase to replicate their genetic material, while others, such as RNA viruses, use their own RNA-dependent RNA polymerase or reverse transcriptase enzymes. Understanding the process of virus replication is important for developing antiviral therapies and vaccines.

A blood donor is a person who voluntarily gives their own blood or blood components to be used for the benefit of another person in need. The blood donation process involves collecting the donor's blood, testing it for infectious diseases, and then storing it until it is needed by a patient. There are several types of blood donations, including:

1. Whole blood donation: This is the most common type of blood donation, where a donor gives one unit (about 450-500 milliliters) of whole blood. The blood is then separated into its components (red cells, plasma, and platelets) for transfusion to patients with different needs.
2. Double red cell donation: In this type of donation, the donor's blood is collected using a special machine that separates two units of red cells from the whole blood. The remaining plasma and platelets are returned to the donor during the donation process. This type of donation can be done every 112 days.
3. Platelet donation: A donor's blood is collected using a special machine that separates platelets from the whole blood. The red cells and plasma are then returned to the donor during the donation process. This type of donation can be done every seven days, up to 24 times a year.
4. Plasma donation: A donor's blood is collected using a special machine that separates plasma from the whole blood. The red cells and platelets are then returned to the donor during the donation process. This type of donation can be done every 28 days, up to 13 times a year.

Blood donors must meet certain eligibility criteria, such as being in good health, aged between 18 and 65 (in some countries, the upper age limit may vary), and weighing over 50 kg (110 lbs). Donors are also required to answer medical questionnaires and undergo a mini-physical examination before each donation. The frequency of blood donations varies depending on the type of donation and the donor's health status.

Arbovirus infections are a group of diseases caused by viruses that are transmitted to humans through the bites of infected arthropods, such as mosquitoes, ticks, and midges. "Arbo" is short for "arthropod-borne."

There are over 150 different Arboviruses, but only a few cause significant illness in humans. Some of the most common Arbovirus infections include:

* Dengue fever
* Chikungunya fever
* Yellow fever
* Zika virus infection
* Japanese encephalitis
* West Nile fever
* Tick-borne encephalitis

The symptoms of Arbovirus infections can vary widely, depending on the specific virus and the individual infected. Some people may experience only mild illness or no symptoms at all, while others may develop severe, life-threatening complications.

Common symptoms of Arbovirus infections include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, rash, and fatigue. In more severe cases, Arbovirus infections can cause neurological problems such as meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord) or encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).

There is no specific treatment for most Arbovirus infections. Treatment is generally supportive, with fluids and medications to relieve symptoms. In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary to manage complications such as dehydration or neurological problems.

Prevention of Arbovirus infections involves avoiding mosquito and tick bites, using insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, and eliminating breeding sites for mosquitoes and ticks. Vaccines are available to prevent some Arbovirus infections, such as yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis.

St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE) is a type of viral brain inflammation caused by the St. Louis Encephalitis virus. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes, primarily Culex species. The virus breeds in warm, stagnant water and is more prevalent in rural and suburban areas.

Most people infected with SLE virus do not develop symptoms or only experience mild flu-like illness. However, some individuals, particularly the elderly, can develop severe illness characterized by sudden onset of fever, headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, seizures, and spastic paralysis. There is no specific treatment for SLE, and management is focused on supportive care, including hydration, respiratory support, and prevention of secondary infections. Vaccination against SLE is not available, and prevention measures include using insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, and eliminating standing water around homes to reduce mosquito breeding sites.

A disease outbreak is defined as the occurrence of cases of a disease in excess of what would normally be expected in a given time and place. It may affect a small and localized group or a large number of people spread over a wide area, even internationally. An outbreak may be caused by a new agent, a change in the agent's virulence or host susceptibility, or an increase in the size or density of the host population.

Outbreaks can have significant public health and economic impacts, and require prompt investigation and control measures to prevent further spread of the disease. The investigation typically involves identifying the source of the outbreak, determining the mode of transmission, and implementing measures to interrupt the chain of infection. This may include vaccination, isolation or quarantine, and education of the public about the risks and prevention strategies.

Examples of disease outbreaks include foodborne illnesses linked to contaminated food or water, respiratory infections spread through coughing and sneezing, and mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika virus and West Nile virus. Outbreaks can also occur in healthcare settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes, where vulnerable populations may be at increased risk of infection.

Japanese Encephalitis Viruses (JEV) are part of the Flaviviridae family and belong to the genus Flavivirus. JEV is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in Asia, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. The virus is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Culex mosquitoes, particularly Culex tritaeniorhynchus and Culex vishnui complex.

JEV has a complex transmission cycle involving mosquito vectors, amplifying hosts (primarily pigs and wading birds), and dead-end hosts (humans). The virus is maintained in nature through a enzootic cycle between mosquitoes and amplifying hosts. Humans become infected when bitten by an infective mosquito, but they do not contribute to the transmission cycle.

The incubation period for JEV infection ranges from 5 to 15 days. Most infections are asymptomatic or result in mild symptoms such as fever, headache, and malaise. However, a small percentage of infected individuals develop severe neurological manifestations, including encephalitis, meningitis, and acute flaccid paralysis. The case fatality rate for JEV-induced encephalitis is approximately 20-30%, with up to half of the survivors experiencing long-term neurological sequelae.

There are no specific antiviral treatments available for Japanese encephalitis, and management primarily focuses on supportive care. Prevention strategies include vaccination, personal protective measures against mosquito bites, and vector control programs. JEV vaccines are available and recommended for travelers to endemic areas and for residents living in regions where the virus is circulating.

I believe there may be some confusion in your question. "Raptors" is a common name used to refer to a group of birds of prey, which include hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls, among others. However, the term "raptors" does not have a specific medical definition.

If you meant to ask for a medical definition of a different term, please let me know and I will be happy to help you with that.

Viremia is a medical term that refers to the presence of viruses in the bloodstream. It occurs when a virus successfully infects a host and replicates within the body's cells, releasing new viral particles into the blood. This condition can lead to various clinical manifestations depending on the specific virus involved and the immune response of the infected individual. Some viral infections result in asymptomatic viremia, while others can cause severe illness or even life-threatening conditions. The detection of viremia is crucial for diagnosing certain viral infections and monitoring disease progression or treatment effectiveness.

Viral nonstructural proteins (NS) are viral proteins that are not part of the virion structure. They play various roles in the viral life cycle, such as replication of the viral genome, transcription, translation regulation, and modulation of the host cell environment to favor virus replication. These proteins are often produced in large quantities during infection and can manipulate or disrupt various cellular pathways to benefit the virus. They may also be involved in evasion of the host's immune response. The specific functions of viral nonstructural proteins vary depending on the type of virus.

A viral plaque assay is a laboratory technique used to measure the infectivity and concentration of viruses in a sample. This method involves infecting a monolayer of cells (usually in a petri dish or multi-well plate) with a known volume of a virus-containing sample, followed by overlaying the cells with a nutrient-agar medium to restrict viral spread and enable individual plaques to form.

After an incubation period that allows for viral replication and cell death, the cells are stained, and clear areas or "plaques" become visible in the monolayer. Each plaque represents a localized region of infected and lysed cells, caused by the progeny of a single infectious virus particle. The number of plaques is then counted, and the viral titer (infectious units per milliliter or PFU/mL) is calculated based on the dilution factor and volume of the original inoculum.

Viral plaque assays are essential for determining viral titers, assessing virus-host interactions, evaluating antiviral agents, and studying viral pathogenesis.

Neutralization tests are a type of laboratory assay used in microbiology and immunology to measure the ability of a substance, such as an antibody or antitoxin, to neutralize the activity of a toxin or infectious agent. In these tests, the substance to be tested is mixed with a known quantity of the toxin or infectious agent, and the mixture is then incubated under controlled conditions. After incubation, the mixture is tested for residual toxicity or infectivity using a variety of methods, such as cell culture assays, animal models, or biochemical assays.

The neutralization titer is then calculated based on the highest dilution of the test substance that completely neutralizes the toxin or infectious agent. Neutralization tests are commonly used in the diagnosis and evaluation of immune responses to vaccines, as well as in the detection and quantification of toxins and other harmful substances.

Examples of neutralization tests include the serum neutralization test for measles antibodies, the plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) for dengue virus antibodies, and the cytotoxicity neutralization assay for botulinum neurotoxins.

RNA viruses are a type of virus that contain ribonucleic acid (RNA) as their genetic material, as opposed to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). RNA viruses replicate by using an enzyme called RNA-dependent RNA polymerase to transcribe and replicate their RNA genome.

There are several different groups of RNA viruses, including:

1. Negative-sense single-stranded RNA viruses: These viruses have a genome that is complementary to the mRNA and must undergo transcription to produce mRNA before translation can occur. Examples include influenza virus, measles virus, and rabies virus.
2. Positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses: These viruses have a genome that can serve as mRNA and can be directly translated into protein after entry into the host cell. Examples include poliovirus, rhinoviruses, and coronaviruses.
3. Double-stranded RNA viruses: These viruses have a genome consisting of double-stranded RNA and use a complex replication strategy involving both transcription and reverse transcription. Examples include rotaviruses and reoviruses.

RNA viruses are known to cause a wide range of human diseases, ranging from the common cold to more severe illnesses such as hepatitis C, polio, and COVID-19. Due to their high mutation rates and ability to adapt quickly to new environments, RNA viruses can be difficult to control and treat with antiviral drugs or vaccines.

I believe there may be some confusion in your question as "Songbirds" is a common name given to a group of birds known for their vocal abilities, rather than a term used in medical definitions. Songbirds, also known as passerines, are a diverse group of more than 5,000 species of small to medium-sized birds. They belong to the order Passeriformes and include familiar birds such as sparrows, finches, robins, and warblers.

If you have any questions related to medical terminology or healthcare topics, please let me know and I would be happy to help!

Dengue virus (DENV) is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus that belongs to the genus Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae. It is primarily transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female mosquitoes, mainly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.

The DENV genome contains approximately 11,000 nucleotides and encodes three structural proteins (capsid, pre-membrane/membrane, and envelope) and seven non-structural proteins (NS1, NS2A, NS2B, NS3, NS4A, NS4B, and NS5). There are four distinct serotypes of DENV (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4), each of which can cause dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease.

Infection with one serotype provides lifelong immunity against that particular serotype but only temporary and partial protection against the other three serotypes. Subsequent infections with different serotypes can increase the risk of developing severe dengue, such as dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome, due to antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) and original antigenic sin phenomena.

DENV is a significant public health concern in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, with an estimated 390 million annual infections and approximately 100-400 million clinical cases. Preventive measures include vector control strategies to reduce mosquito populations and the development of effective vaccines against all four serotypes.

Rodent-borne diseases are infectious diseases transmitted to humans (and other animals) by rodents, their parasites or by contact with rodent urine, feces, or saliva. These diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites. Some examples of rodent-borne diseases include Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, Rat-bite fever, and Plague. It's important to note that rodents can also cause allergic reactions in some people through their dander, urine, or saliva. Proper sanitation, rodent control measures, and protective equipment when handling rodents can help prevent the spread of these diseases.

Sentinel surveillance is a type of public health surveillance that is used to monitor the occurrence and spread of specific diseases or health events in a defined population. It is called "sentinel" because it relies on a network of carefully selected healthcare providers, hospitals, or laboratories to report cases of the disease or event of interest.

The main goal of sentinel surveillance is to provide timely and accurate information about the incidence and trends of a particular health problem in order to inform public health action. This type of surveillance is often used when it is not feasible or practical to monitor an entire population, such as in the case of rare diseases or emerging infectious diseases.

Sentinel surveillance systems typically require well-defined criteria for case identification and reporting, as well as standardized data collection and analysis methods. They may also involve active monitoring and follow-up of cases to better understand the epidemiology of the disease or event. Overall, sentinel surveillance is an important tool for detecting and responding to public health threats in a timely and effective manner.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but the term "Mid-Atlantic Region" is geographical and does not have a medical definition. It generally refers to a region of the United States that includes the states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. However, in some contexts, the term may also include parts of southern New England, Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina. If you're looking for medical information related to a specific region or location, I'd be happy to help if you could provide more details.

Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) is a type of flavivirus that is the causative agent of Japanese encephalitis, a mosquito-borne viral infection of the brain. The virus is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected Culex species mosquitoes, particularly Culex tritaeniorhynchus and Culex gelidus.

JEV is endemic in many parts of Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is estimated to cause around 68,000 clinical cases and 13,000-20,000 deaths each year. The virus is maintained in a transmission cycle between mosquitoes and vertebrate hosts, primarily pigs and wading birds.

Most JEV infections are asymptomatic or result in mild symptoms such as fever, headache, and muscle aches. However, in some cases, the infection can progress to severe encephalitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the brain, leading to neurological symptoms such as seizures, tremors, paralysis, and coma. The case fatality rate for Japanese encephalitis is estimated to be 20-30%, and around half of those who survive have significant long-term neurological sequelae.

Prevention of JEV infection includes the use of insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding outdoor activities during peak mosquito feeding times. Vaccination is also an effective means of preventing Japanese encephalitis, and vaccines are available for travelers to endemic areas as well as for residents of those areas.

A disease reservoir refers to a population or group of living organisms, including humans, animals, and even plants, that can naturally carry and transmit a particular pathogen (disease-causing agent) without necessarily showing symptoms of the disease themselves. These hosts serve as a source of infection for other susceptible individuals, allowing the pathogen to persist and circulate within a community or environment.

Disease reservoirs can be further classified into:

1. **Primary (or Main) Reservoir**: This refers to the species that primarily harbors and transmits the pathogen, contributing significantly to its natural ecology and maintaining its transmission cycle. For example, mosquitoes are the primary reservoirs for many arboviruses like dengue, Zika, and chikungunya viruses.

2. **Amplifying Hosts**: These hosts can become infected with the pathogen and experience a high rate of replication, leading to an increased concentration of the pathogen in their bodies. This allows for efficient transmission to other susceptible hosts or vectors. For instance, birds are amplifying hosts for West Nile virus, as they can become viremic (have high levels of virus in their blood) and infect feeding mosquitoes that then transmit the virus to other animals and humans.

3. **Dead-end Hosts**: These hosts may become infected with the pathogen but do not contribute significantly to its transmission cycle, as they either do not develop sufficient quantities of the pathogen to transmit it or do not come into contact with potential vectors or susceptible hosts. For example, humans are dead-end hosts for many zoonotic diseases like rabies, as they cannot transmit the virus to other humans.

Understanding disease reservoirs is crucial in developing effective strategies for controlling and preventing infectious diseases, as it helps identify key species and environments that contribute to their persistence and transmission.

Virus shedding refers to the release of virus particles by an infected individual, who can then transmit the virus to others through various means such as respiratory droplets, fecal matter, or bodily fluids. This occurs when the virus replicates inside the host's cells and is released into the surrounding environment, where it can infect other individuals. The duration of virus shedding varies depending on the specific virus and the individual's immune response. It's important to note that some individuals may shed viruses even before they show symptoms, making infection control measures such as hand hygiene, mask-wearing, and social distancing crucial in preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

Virus cultivation, also known as virus isolation or viral culture, is a laboratory method used to propagate and detect viruses by introducing them to host cells and allowing them to replicate. This process helps in identifying the specific virus causing an infection and studying its characteristics, such as morphology, growth pattern, and sensitivity to antiviral agents.

The steps involved in virus cultivation typically include:

1. Collection of a clinical sample (e.g., throat swab, blood, sputum) from the patient.
2. Preparation of the sample by centrifugation or filtration to remove cellular debris and other contaminants.
3. Inoculation of the prepared sample into susceptible host cells, which can be primary cell cultures, continuous cell lines, or embryonated eggs, depending on the type of virus.
4. Incubation of the inoculated cells under appropriate conditions to allow viral replication.
5. Observation for cytopathic effects (CPE), which are changes in the host cells caused by viral replication, such as cell rounding, shrinkage, or lysis.
6. Confirmation of viral presence through additional tests, like immunofluorescence assays, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), or electron microscopy.

Virus cultivation is a valuable tool in diagnostic virology, vaccine development, and research on viral pathogenesis and host-virus interactions. However, it requires specialized equipment, trained personnel, and biosafety measures due to the potential infectivity of the viruses being cultured.

"Aedes" is a genus of mosquitoes that are known to transmit various diseases, including Zika virus, dengue fever, chikungunya, and yellow fever. These mosquitoes are typically found in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. They are distinguished by their black and white striped legs and thorax. Aedes aegypti is the most common species associated with disease transmission, although other species such as Aedes albopictus can also transmit diseases. It's important to note that only female mosquitoes bite and feed on blood, while males feed solely on nectar and plant juices.

Vaccinia virus is a large, complex DNA virus that belongs to the Poxviridae family. It is the virus used in the production of the smallpox vaccine. The vaccinia virus is not identical to the variola virus, which causes smallpox, but it is closely related and provides cross-protection against smallpox infection.

The vaccinia virus has a unique replication cycle that occurs entirely in the cytoplasm of infected cells, rather than in the nucleus like many other DNA viruses. This allows the virus to evade host cell defenses and efficiently produce new virions. The virus causes the formation of pocks or lesions on the skin, which contain large numbers of virus particles that can be transmitted to others through close contact.

Vaccinia virus has also been used as a vector for the delivery of genes encoding therapeutic proteins, vaccines against other infectious diseases, and cancer therapies. However, the use of vaccinia virus as a vector is limited by its potential to cause adverse reactions in some individuals, particularly those with weakened immune systems or certain skin conditions.

Cricetinae is a subfamily of rodents that includes hamsters, gerbils, and relatives. These small mammals are characterized by having short limbs, compact bodies, and cheek pouches for storing food. They are native to various parts of the world, particularly in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Some species are popular pets due to their small size, easy care, and friendly nature. In a medical context, understanding the biology and behavior of Cricetinae species can be important for individuals who keep them as pets or for researchers studying their physiology.

Seroepidemiologic studies are a type of epidemiological study that measures the presence and levels of antibodies in a population's blood serum to investigate the prevalence, distribution, and transmission of infectious diseases. These studies help to identify patterns of infection and immunity within a population, which can inform public health policies and interventions.

Seroepidemiologic studies typically involve collecting blood samples from a representative sample of individuals in a population and testing them for the presence of antibodies against specific pathogens. The results are then analyzed to estimate the prevalence of infection and immunity within the population, as well as any factors associated with increased or decreased risk of infection.

These studies can provide valuable insights into the spread of infectious diseases, including emerging and re-emerging infections, and help to monitor the effectiveness of vaccination programs. Additionally, seroepidemiologic studies can also be used to investigate the transmission dynamics of infectious agents, such as identifying sources of infection or tracking the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Population surveillance in a public health and medical context refers to the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of health-related data for a defined population over time. It aims to monitor the health status, identify emerging health threats or trends, and evaluate the impact of interventions within that population. This information is used to inform public health policy, prioritize healthcare resources, and guide disease prevention and control efforts. Population surveillance can involve various data sources, such as vital records, disease registries, surveys, and electronic health records.

Emerging communicable diseases are infections whose incidence has increased in the past two decades or threatens to increase in the near future. These diseases can be caused by new microbial agents, or by previously known agents that have newly acquired the ability to cause disease in humans. They may also result from changes in human demographics, behavior, or travel patterns, or from technological or environmental changes. Examples of emerging communicable diseases include COVID-19, Ebola virus disease, Zika virus infection, and West Nile fever.

Meningoencephalitis is a medical term that refers to an inflammation of both the brain (encephalitis) and the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord (meninges), known as the meninges. It is often caused by an infection, such as bacterial or viral infections, that spreads to the meninges and brain. In some cases, it can also be caused by other factors like autoimmune disorders or certain medications.

The symptoms of meningoencephalitis may include fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, seizures, and changes in mental status. If left untreated, this condition can lead to serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, learning disabilities, or even death. Treatment typically involves antibiotics for bacterial infections or antiviral medications for viral infections, along with supportive care to manage symptoms and prevent complications.

Viral encephalitis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the brain caused by a viral infection. The infection can be caused by various types of viruses, such as herpes simplex virus, enteroviruses, arboviruses (transmitted through insect bites), or HIV.

The symptoms of viral encephalitis may include fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, seizures, and altered level of consciousness. In severe cases, it can lead to brain damage, coma, or even death. The diagnosis is usually made based on clinical presentation, laboratory tests, and imaging studies such as MRI or CT scan. Treatment typically involves antiviral medications, supportive care, and management of complications.

Phylogeny is the evolutionary history and relationship among biological entities, such as species or genes, based on their shared characteristics. In other words, it refers to the branching pattern of evolution that shows how various organisms have descended from a common ancestor over time. Phylogenetic analysis involves constructing a tree-like diagram called a phylogenetic tree, which depicts the inferred evolutionary relationships among organisms or genes based on molecular sequence data or other types of characters. This information is crucial for understanding the diversity and distribution of life on Earth, as well as for studying the emergence and spread of diseases.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "North America" is not a medical term. It is a geographical term that refers to the third largest continent in the world, which includes countries such as the United States, Canada, and Mexico, among others. If you have any questions related to medical terminology or health topics, I'd be happy to help with those!

Viral envelope proteins are structural proteins found in the envelope that surrounds many types of viruses. These proteins play a crucial role in the virus's life cycle, including attachment to host cells, fusion with the cell membrane, and entry into the host cell. They are typically made up of glycoproteins and are often responsible for eliciting an immune response in the host organism. The exact structure and function of viral envelope proteins vary between different types of viruses.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "New York" is not a medical term or concept. New York refers to a state in the United States, as well as its largest city. If you have any questions about medical terminology or concepts, I would be happy to help with those!

An antigen is any substance that can stimulate an immune response, particularly the production of antibodies. Viral antigens are antigens that are found on or produced by viruses. They can be proteins, glycoproteins, or carbohydrates present on the surface or inside the viral particle.

Viral antigens play a crucial role in the immune system's recognition and response to viral infections. When a virus infects a host cell, it may display its antigens on the surface of the infected cell. This allows the immune system to recognize and target the infected cells for destruction, thereby limiting the spread of the virus.

Viral antigens are also important targets for vaccines. Vaccines typically work by introducing a harmless form of a viral antigen to the body, which then stimulates the production of antibodies and memory T-cells that can recognize and respond quickly and effectively to future infections with the actual virus.

It's worth noting that different types of viruses have different antigens, and these antigens can vary between strains of the same virus. This is why there are often different vaccines available for different viral diseases, and why flu vaccines need to be updated every year to account for changes in the circulating influenza virus strains.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "sparrows" is not a term used in medical definitions. Sparrows are small, common birds that belong to the family Passeridae. If you have any questions about medical terminology or concepts, I would be happy to help with those instead!

Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is a type of antibody that is primarily found in the blood and lymph fluid. It is the first antibody to be produced in response to an initial exposure to an antigen, making it an important part of the body's primary immune response. IgM antibodies are large molecules that are composed of five basic units, giving them a pentameric structure. They are primarily found on the surface of B cells as membrane-bound immunoglobulins (mlgM), where they function as receptors for antigens. Once an mlgM receptor binds to an antigen, it triggers the activation and differentiation of the B cell into a plasma cell that produces and secretes large amounts of soluble IgM antibodies.

IgM antibodies are particularly effective at agglutination (clumping) and complement activation, which makes them important in the early stages of an immune response to help clear pathogens from the bloodstream. However, they are not as stable or long-lived as other types of antibodies, such as IgG, and their levels tend to decline after the initial immune response has occurred.

In summary, Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is a type of antibody that plays a crucial role in the primary immune response to antigens by agglutination and complement activation. It is primarily found in the blood and lymph fluid, and it is produced by B cells after they are activated by an antigen.

A cell line is a culture of cells that are grown in a laboratory for use in research. These cells are usually taken from a single cell or group of cells, and they are able to divide and grow continuously in the lab. Cell lines can come from many different sources, including animals, plants, and humans. They are often used in scientific research to study cellular processes, disease mechanisms, and to test new drugs or treatments. Some common types of human cell lines include HeLa cells (which come from a cancer patient named Henrietta Lacks), HEK293 cells (which come from embryonic kidney cells), and HUVEC cells (which come from umbilical vein endothelial cells). It is important to note that cell lines are not the same as primary cells, which are cells that are taken directly from a living organism and have not been grown in the lab.

A disease vector is a living organism that transmits infectious pathogens from one host to another. These vectors can include mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other arthropods that carry viruses, bacteria, parasites, or other disease-causing agents. The vector becomes infected with the pathogen after biting an infected host, and then transmits the infection to another host through its saliva or feces during a subsequent blood meal.

Disease vectors are of particular concern in public health because they can spread diseases rapidly and efficiently, often over large geographic areas. Controlling vector-borne diseases requires a multifaceted approach that includes reducing vector populations, preventing bites, and developing vaccines or treatments for the associated diseases.

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) viruses are a group of related viruses that are primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. The main strains of TBE viruses include:

1. European tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV-Eu): This strain is found mainly in Europe and causes the majority of human cases of TBE. It is transmitted by the tick species Ixodes ricinus.
2. Siberian tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV-Sib): This strain is prevalent in Russia, Mongolia, and China, and is transmitted by the tick species Ixodes persulcatus.
3. Far Eastern tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV-FE): Also known as Russian spring-summer encephalitis (RSSE) virus, this strain is found in Russia, China, and Japan, and is transmitted by the tick species Ixodes persulcatus.
4. Louping ill virus (LIV): This strain is primarily found in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain, and is transmitted by the tick species Ixodes ricinus. It mainly affects sheep but can also infect humans.
5. Turkish sheep encephalitis virus (TSEV): This strain is found in Turkey and Greece and is primarily associated with ovine encephalitis, although it can occasionally cause human disease.
6. Negishi virus (NGS): This strain has been identified in Japan and Russia, but its role in human disease remains unclear.

TBE viruses are members of the Flaviviridae family and are closely related to other mosquito-borne flaviviruses such as West Nile virus, dengue virus, and Zika virus. The incubation period for TBE is usually 7-14 days after a tick bite, but it can range from 2 to 28 days. Symptoms of TBE include fever, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, and vomiting, followed by neurological symptoms such as meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord) or encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). Severe cases can lead to long-term complications or even death. No specific antiviral treatment is available for TBE, and management typically involves supportive care. Prevention measures include avoiding tick-infested areas, using insect repellents, wearing protective clothing, and promptly removing attached ticks. Vaccination is also recommended for individuals at high risk of exposure to TBE viruses.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Passeriformes" is not a medical term. It is a taxonomic category in biology, specifically an order of birds that includes over half of all bird species. Passeriformes are often referred to as perching birds or songbirds because many of them have specialized feet for perching on branches and a wide variety of vocalization capabilities. Examples of Passeriformes include sparrows, finches, robins, and crows.

Arboviruses are a group of viruses that are primarily transmitted to humans and animals through the bites of infected arthropods, such as mosquitoes, ticks, and sandflies. The term "arbovirus" is short for "arthropod-borne virus."

Arboviruses can cause a wide range of symptoms, depending on the specific virus and the individual host's immune response. Some common symptoms associated with arboviral infections include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, rash, and fatigue. In severe cases, arboviral infections can lead to serious complications such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord), or hemorrhagic fever (bleeding disorders).

There are hundreds of different arboviruses, and they are found in many parts of the world. Some of the most well-known arboviral diseases include dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika virus infection, West Nile virus infection, yellow fever, and Japanese encephalitis.

Prevention of arboviral infections typically involves avoiding mosquito bites and other arthropod vectors through the use of insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying indoors during peak mosquito feeding times. Public health efforts also focus on reducing vector populations through environmental management and the use of larvicides. Vaccines are available for some arboviral diseases, such as yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis.

Viral diseases are illnesses caused by the infection and replication of viruses in host organisms. These infectious agents are obligate parasites, meaning they rely on the cells of other living organisms to survive and reproduce. Viruses can infect various types of hosts, including animals, plants, and microorganisms, causing a wide range of diseases with varying symptoms and severity.

Once a virus enters a host cell, it takes over the cell's machinery to produce new viral particles, often leading to cell damage or death. The immune system recognizes the viral components as foreign and mounts an immune response to eliminate the infection. This response can result in inflammation, fever, and other symptoms associated with viral diseases.

Examples of well-known viral diseases include:

1. Influenza (flu) - caused by influenza A, B, or C viruses
2. Common cold - usually caused by rhinoviruses or coronaviruses
3. HIV/AIDS - caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
4. Measles - caused by measles morbillivirus
5. Hepatitis B and C - caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), respectively
6. Herpes simplex - caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2)
7. Chickenpox and shingles - both caused by varicella-zoster virus (VZV)
8. Rabies - caused by rabies lyssavirus
9. Ebola - caused by ebolaviruses
10. COVID-19 - caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Prevention and treatment strategies for viral diseases may include vaccination, antiviral medications, and supportive care to manage symptoms while the immune system fights off the infection.

An Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) is a type of analytical biochemistry assay used to detect and quantify the presence of a substance, typically a protein or peptide, in a liquid sample. It takes its name from the enzyme-linked antibodies used in the assay.

In an ELISA, the sample is added to a well containing a surface that has been treated to capture the target substance. If the target substance is present in the sample, it will bind to the surface. Next, an enzyme-linked antibody specific to the target substance is added. This antibody will bind to the captured target substance if it is present. After washing away any unbound material, a substrate for the enzyme is added. If the enzyme is present due to its linkage to the antibody, it will catalyze a reaction that produces a detectable signal, such as a color change or fluorescence. The intensity of this signal is proportional to the amount of target substance present in the sample, allowing for quantification.

ELISAs are widely used in research and clinical settings to detect and measure various substances, including hormones, viruses, and bacteria. They offer high sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility, making them a reliable choice for many applications.

Molecular sequence data refers to the specific arrangement of molecules, most commonly nucleotides in DNA or RNA, or amino acids in proteins, that make up a biological macromolecule. This data is generated through laboratory techniques such as sequencing, and provides information about the exact order of the constituent molecules. This data is crucial in various fields of biology, including genetics, evolution, and molecular biology, allowing for comparisons between different organisms, identification of genetic variations, and studies of gene function and regulation.

Arbovirus encephalitis is a type of encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) caused by a group of viruses that are transmitted through the bite of infected arthropods, such as mosquitoes or ticks. The term "arbovirus" stands for "arthropod-borne virus."

There are many different types of arboviruses that can cause encephalitis, including:

* La Crosse virus
* St. Louis encephalitis virus
* West Nile virus
* Eastern equine encephalitis virus
* Western equine encephalitis virus
* Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus

The symptoms of arbovirus encephalitis can vary, but may include fever, headache, stiff neck, seizures, confusion, and weakness. In severe cases, it can lead to coma or death. Treatment typically involves supportive care to manage symptoms, as there is no specific antiviral treatment for most types of arbovirus encephalitis. Prevention measures include avoiding mosquito and tick bites, using insect repellent, and eliminating standing water where mosquitoes breed.

Yellow fever virus (YFV) is an single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the Flaviviridae family, genus Flavivirus. It is primarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes, most commonly Aedes and Haemagogus species. The virus is named for the jaundice that can occur in some patients, giving their skin and eyes a yellowish color.

Yellow fever is endemic in tropical regions of Africa and South America, with outbreaks occurring when large numbers of people are infected. After an incubation period of 3 to 6 days, symptoms typically begin with fever, chills, headache, back pain, and muscle aches. In more severe cases, the infection can progress to cause bleeding, organ failure, and death.

Prevention measures include vaccination, mosquito control, and personal protective measures such as wearing long sleeves and using insect repellent in areas where yellow fever is endemic or outbreaks are occurring.

Virus receptors are specific molecules (commonly proteins) on the surface of host cells that viruses bind to in order to enter and infect those cells. This interaction between the virus and its receptor is a critical step in the infection process. Different types of viruses have different receptor requirements, and identifying these receptors can provide important insights into the biology of the virus and potential targets for antiviral therapies.

Virus assembly, also known as virion assembly, is the final stage in the virus life cycle where individual viral components come together to form a complete viral particle or virion. This process typically involves the self-assembly of viral capsid proteins around the viral genome (DNA or RNA) and, in enveloped viruses, the acquisition of a lipid bilayer membrane containing viral glycoproteins. The specific mechanisms and regulation of virus assembly vary among different viral families, but it is often directed by interactions between viral structural proteins and genomic nucleic acid.

RNA helicases are a class of enzymes that are capable of unwinding RNA secondary structures using the energy derived from ATP hydrolysis. They play crucial roles in various cellular processes involving RNA, such as transcription, splicing, translation, ribosome biogenesis, and RNA degradation. RNA helicases can be divided into several superfamilies based on their sequence and structural similarities, with the two largest being superfamily 1 (SF1) and superfamily 2 (SF2). These enzymes typically contain conserved motifs that are involved in ATP binding and hydrolysis, as well as RNA binding. By unwinding RNA structures, RNA helicases facilitate the access of other proteins to their target RNAs, thereby enabling the coordinated regulation of RNA metabolism.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Louisiana" is not a medical term or condition. It is a state located in the southern United States, known for its diverse culture, music, food, and history. If you have any questions about medical conditions or terms, I would be happy to help clarify those for you.

Wild animals are those species of animals that are not domesticated or tamed by humans and live in their natural habitats without regular human intervention. They can include a wide variety of species, ranging from mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, to insects and other invertebrates.

Wild animals are adapted to survive in specific environments and have behaviors, physical traits, and social structures that enable them to find food, shelter, and mates. They can be found in various habitats such as forests, grasslands, deserts, oceans, rivers, and mountains. Some wild animals may come into contact with human populations, particularly in urban areas where their natural habitats have been destroyed or fragmented.

It is important to note that the term "wild" does not necessarily mean that an animal is aggressive or dangerous. While some wild animals can be potentially harmful to humans if provoked or threatened, many are generally peaceful and prefer to avoid contact with people. However, it is essential to respect their natural behaviors and habitats and maintain a safe distance from them to prevent any potential conflicts or harm to either party.

Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) is a laboratory technique used in molecular biology to amplify and detect specific DNA sequences. This technique is particularly useful for the detection and quantification of RNA viruses, as well as for the analysis of gene expression.

The process involves two main steps: reverse transcription and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In the first step, reverse transcriptase enzyme is used to convert RNA into complementary DNA (cDNA) by reading the template provided by the RNA molecule. This cDNA then serves as a template for the PCR amplification step.

In the second step, the PCR reaction uses two primers that flank the target DNA sequence and a thermostable polymerase enzyme to repeatedly copy the targeted cDNA sequence. The reaction mixture is heated and cooled in cycles, allowing the primers to anneal to the template, and the polymerase to extend the new strand. This results in exponential amplification of the target DNA sequence, making it possible to detect even small amounts of RNA or cDNA.

RT-PCR is a sensitive and specific technique that has many applications in medical research and diagnostics, including the detection of viruses such as HIV, hepatitis C virus, and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). It can also be used to study gene expression, identify genetic mutations, and diagnose genetic disorders.

Antiviral agents are a class of medications that are designed to treat infections caused by viruses. Unlike antibiotics, which target bacteria, antiviral agents interfere with the replication and infection mechanisms of viruses, either by inhibiting their ability to replicate or by modulating the host's immune response to the virus.

Antiviral agents are used to treat a variety of viral infections, including influenza, herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, hepatitis B and C, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections.

These medications can be administered orally, intravenously, or topically, depending on the type of viral infection being treated. Some antiviral agents are also used for prophylaxis, or prevention, of certain viral infections.

It is important to note that antiviral agents are not effective against all types of viruses and may have significant side effects. Therefore, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any antiviral therapy.

I'm not aware of any medical definition for the term "Texas." It is primarily used as the name of a state in the United States, located in the southern region. If you're referring to a specific medical term or concept that I might not be aware of, please provide more context or clarify your question.

If you meant to ask for an explanation of a medical condition named 'Texas', it is likely a typo or a misunderstanding, as there is no widely recognized medical condition associated with the name 'Texas'.

Host-pathogen interactions refer to the complex and dynamic relationship between a living organism (the host) and a disease-causing agent (the pathogen). This interaction can involve various molecular, cellular, and physiological processes that occur between the two entities. The outcome of this interaction can determine whether the host will develop an infection or not, as well as the severity and duration of the illness.

During host-pathogen interactions, the pathogen may release virulence factors that allow it to evade the host's immune system, colonize tissues, and obtain nutrients for its survival and replication. The host, in turn, may mount an immune response to recognize and eliminate the pathogen, which can involve various mechanisms such as inflammation, phagocytosis, and the production of antimicrobial agents.

Understanding the intricacies of host-pathogen interactions is crucial for developing effective strategies to prevent and treat infectious diseases. This knowledge can help identify new targets for therapeutic interventions, inform vaccine design, and guide public health policies to control the spread of infectious agents.

Neutralizing antibodies are a type of antibody that defends against pathogens such as viruses or bacteria by neutralizing their ability to infect cells. They do this by binding to specific regions on the surface proteins of the pathogen, preventing it from attaching to and entering host cells. This renders the pathogen ineffective and helps to prevent or reduce the severity of infection. Neutralizing antibodies can be produced naturally in response to an infection or vaccination, or they can be generated artificially for therapeutic purposes.

Sindbis virus is an alphavirus that belongs to the Togaviridae family. It's named after the location where it was first isolated, in Sindbis, Egypt, in 1952. This virus is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes and can infect a wide range of animals, including birds and humans. In humans, Sindbis virus infection often causes a mild flu-like illness characterized by fever, rash, and joint pain. However, some people may develop more severe symptoms, such as neurological disorders, although this is relatively rare. There is no specific treatment for Sindbis virus infection, and management typically involves supportive care to alleviate symptoms.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "United States" is a geopolitical entity, specifically the name of the country consisting of 50 states, and it is not a medical term or concept. Therefore, I can't provide a medical definition for it. If you have any questions related to health, medicine, or biology, I would be happy to try to help answer those!

I believe you are looking for a medical condition or term related to the state of Colorado, but there is no specific medical definition for "Colorado." However, Colorado is known for its high altitude and lower oxygen levels, which can sometimes affect visitors who are not acclimated to the elevation. This can result in symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and headaches, a condition sometimes referred to as "altitude sickness" or "mountain sickness." But again, this is not a medical definition for Colorado itself.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Illinois" is not a medical term or condition. It is the name of a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. If you have any questions about medical conditions or terms, I would be happy to help clarify those for you.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "seasons" is not a term that has a medical definition. Seasons refer to the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn or fall, and winter) based on the position of the earth in its orbit around the sun. If you have any questions related to health or medicine, I'd be happy to try to help answer those!

Viral proteins are the proteins that are encoded by the viral genome and are essential for the viral life cycle. These proteins can be structural or non-structural and play various roles in the virus's replication, infection, and assembly process. Structural proteins make up the physical structure of the virus, including the capsid (the protein shell that surrounds the viral genome) and any envelope proteins (that may be present on enveloped viruses). Non-structural proteins are involved in the replication of the viral genome and modulation of the host cell environment to favor viral replication. Overall, a thorough understanding of viral proteins is crucial for developing antiviral therapies and vaccines.

2',5'-Oligoadenylate synthetase (2'-5' OAS) is an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the innate immune response to viral infections. It is activated by double-stranded RNA, a molecular pattern often associated with viral replication. Once activated, 2'-5' OAS catalyzes the synthesis of 2'-5'-linked oligoadenylates, which then activate another enzyme called RNase L. RNase L degrades single-stranded RNA, thereby inhibiting viral replication and translation. This defense mechanism helps to limit the spread of viruses within the body. Additionally, 2'-5' OAS has been implicated in regulating cell death pathways and inflammatory responses.

Simian Virus 40 (SV40) is a polyomavirus that is found in both monkeys and humans. It is a DNA virus that has been extensively studied in laboratory settings due to its ability to transform cells and cause tumors in animals. In fact, SV40 was discovered as a contaminant of poliovirus vaccines that were prepared using rhesus monkey kidney cells in the 1950s and 1960s.

SV40 is not typically associated with human disease, but there has been some concern that exposure to the virus through contaminated vaccines or other means could increase the risk of certain types of cancer, such as mesothelioma and brain tumors. However, most studies have failed to find a consistent link between SV40 infection and cancer in humans.

The medical community generally agrees that SV40 is not a significant public health threat, but researchers continue to study the virus to better understand its biology and potential impact on human health.

A plant virus is not defined in medical terms, as viruses are typically considered within the context of living organisms and plants are not classified as such. However, I can provide a general virology definition for you:

Plant viruses are small infectious agents that consist of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) enclosed in a protein coat. They infect various plant species, causing a wide range of symptoms and diseases, which can result in significant economic losses in agriculture and horticulture. Plant viruses lack the ability to replicate outside a host cell, and they rely on the host's metabolic machinery for their reproduction. They can be transmitted through various means, such as insect vectors, seeds, or mechanical contact.

DNA viruses are a type of virus that contain DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) as their genetic material. These viruses replicate by using the host cell's machinery to synthesize new viral components, which are then assembled into new viruses and released from the host cell.

DNA viruses can be further classified based on the structure of their genomes and the way they replicate. For example, double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses have a genome made up of two strands of DNA, while single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) viruses have a genome made up of a single strand of DNA.

Examples of DNA viruses include herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus, human papillomavirus, and adenoviruses. Some DNA viruses are associated with specific diseases, such as cancer (e.g., human papillomavirus) or neurological disorders (e.g., herpes simplex virus).

It's important to note that while DNA viruses contain DNA as their genetic material, RNA viruses contain RNA (ribonucleic acid) as their genetic material. Both DNA and RNA viruses can cause a wide range of diseases in humans, animals, and plants.

Togaviridae is a family of single-stranded, enveloped RNA viruses that includes several important pathogens affecting humans and animals. The most well-known member of this family is the genus Alphavirus, which includes viruses such as Chikungunya, Eastern equine encephalitis, Sindbis, O'nyong-nyong, Ross River, and Western equine encephalitis viruses.

Togaviridae infections typically cause symptoms such as fever, rash, arthralgia (joint pain), myalgia (muscle pain), and sometimes more severe manifestations like meningitis or encephalitis, depending on the specific virus and the host's immune status. The transmission of these viruses usually occurs through the bite of infected mosquitoes, although some members of this family can also be transmitted via other arthropod vectors or through contact with infected animals or their bodily fluids.

Prevention strategies for Togaviridae infections include using insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, and eliminating breeding sites for mosquitoes. Vaccines are available for some members of this family, such as the Eastern and Western equine encephalitis viruses, but not for others like Chikungunya virus. Treatment is generally supportive, focusing on relieving symptoms and managing complications.

Japanese encephalitis is a viral inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected Culex mosquitoes, particularly in rural and agricultural areas. The majority of JE cases occur in children under the age of 15. Most people infected with JEV do not develop symptoms, but some may experience mild symptoms such as fever, headache, and vomiting. In severe cases, JEV can cause high fever, neck stiffness, seizures, confusion, and coma. There is no specific treatment for Japanese encephalitis, and care is focused on managing symptoms and supporting the patient's overall health. Prevention measures include vaccination and avoiding mosquito bites in endemic areas.

Defective viruses are viruses that have lost the ability to complete a full replication cycle and produce progeny virions independently. These viruses require the assistance of a helper virus, which provides the necessary functions for replication. Defective viruses can arise due to mutations, deletions, or other genetic changes that result in the loss of essential genes. They are often non-infectious and cannot cause disease on their own, but they may interfere with the replication of the helper virus and modulate the course of infection. Defective viruses can be found in various types of viruses, including retroviruses, bacteriophages, and DNA viruses.

DNA Sequence Analysis is the systematic determination of the order of nucleotides in a DNA molecule. It is a critical component of modern molecular biology, genetics, and genetic engineering. The process involves determining the exact order of the four nucleotide bases - adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T) - in a DNA molecule or fragment. This information is used in various applications such as identifying gene mutations, studying evolutionary relationships, developing molecular markers for breeding, and diagnosing genetic diseases.

The process of DNA Sequence Analysis typically involves several steps, including DNA extraction, PCR amplification (if necessary), purification, sequencing reaction, and electrophoresis. The resulting data is then analyzed using specialized software to determine the exact sequence of nucleotides.

In recent years, high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies have revolutionized the field of genomics, enabling the rapid and cost-effective sequencing of entire genomes. This has led to an explosion of genomic data and new insights into the genetic basis of many diseases and traits.

Virulence, in the context of medicine and microbiology, refers to the degree or severity of damage or harm that a pathogen (like a bacterium, virus, fungus, or parasite) can cause to its host. It is often associated with the ability of the pathogen to invade and damage host tissues, evade or suppress the host's immune response, replicate within the host, and spread between hosts.

Virulence factors are the specific components or mechanisms that contribute to a pathogen's virulence, such as toxins, enzymes, adhesins, and capsules. These factors enable the pathogen to establish an infection, cause tissue damage, and facilitate its transmission between hosts. The overall virulence of a pathogen can be influenced by various factors, including host susceptibility, environmental conditions, and the specific strain or species of the pathogen.

A viral genome is the genetic material (DNA or RNA) that is present in a virus. It contains all the genetic information that a virus needs to replicate itself and infect its host. The size and complexity of viral genomes can vary greatly, ranging from a few thousand bases to hundreds of thousands of bases. Some viruses have linear genomes, while others have circular genomes. The genome of a virus also contains the information necessary for the virus to hijack the host cell's machinery and use it to produce new copies of the virus. Understanding the genetic makeup of viruses is important for developing vaccines and antiviral treatments.

Blood-borne pathogens are microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease. They include viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and other bacteria and parasites. These pathogens can be transmitted through contact with infected blood or other bodily fluids, primarily through needlesticks or other sharps-related injuries, mucous membrane exposure, or skin exposure with open wounds or cuts. It's important for healthcare workers and others who may come into contact with blood or bodily fluids to be aware of the risks and take appropriate precautions to prevent exposure and transmission.

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If caused by the West Nile virus, it may be lethal to humans, as well as birds and horses. Epilepsy is an unpredictable, ... "West Nile Virus". Medicinenet.com. Retrieved 2013-10-30. "How Serious Are Seizures?". Epilepsy.com. Retrieved 2013-10-30. " ... Generally, an infection is a disease that is caused by the invasion of a microorganism or virus. Degenerative spinal disorders ... A number of different pathogens (i.e., certain viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and prions) can cause infections that ...
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... is also known to be associated with infections, such as West Nile virus, rubella, H. influenza, rabies, and ... The Journal of Radiology, June 2003 Debiasi, Roberta L; Tyler, Kenneth L (2006). "West Nile virus meningoencephalitis". Nature ... Mandat T, Koziara H, Tutaj M, Rola R, Bonicki W, Nauman P (2010). "Thalamic deep brain stimulation for tremor among multiple ... Richard W (2005). "Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease". Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 98 (6): 289. doi: ...
... www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/west-nile-virus-and-your-health. West Nile Virus Data. (2019, August 1). Retrieved October 13, ... www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/west-nile-virus-data. Bolling, Bethany G.; Barker, Christopher M.; Moore, Chester G.; Pape, W. ... West Nile Virus , CDC. (2019, October 9). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/statsmaps/cumMapsData.html#seven. West ... "West Nile virus data". Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. 2019. "Living with Mosquitoes". City of Boulder ...
... and West Nile virus. There have been several cases of West Nile in the 21st century. All victims recovered. The area was once ... "West Nile virus confirmed". Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 1B. "Brevard County Florida". www.floridanetlink.com. " ... There are five sheriff precincts: Cape Canaveral, East (Merritt Island), North (Titusville), West (Viera), and South (Melbourne ... Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, and West Melbourne, ...
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ISBN 0-07-140235-7. Shaikh S, Trese MT (2004). "West Nile virus chorioretinitis". Br J Ophthalmol. 88 (12): 1599-60. doi: ... or West Nile virus. Chorioretinitis may also occur in presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS); despite its name, the ...
WENRECO West Nile virus Daily Monitor (25 November 2020). "West Nile turning into desert - CSOs". Daily Monitor. Kampala, ... West Nile sub-region, previously known as West Nile Province and West Nile District, is a sub-region in north-western Uganda, ... "West Nile Gets Power Relief". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 13 May 2019. Profile of West Nile Sub-region Map of West Nile ... West Nile sub-region consists of the following districts, as of July 1, 2021: Adjumani District Arua City Arua District Koboko ...
Suen, Willy W.; et al. (2015). "Experimental West Nile Virus Infection in Rabbits: An Alternative Model for Studying Induction ... West Nile virus is another threat to domestic as well as wild rabbits. It is a fatal disease, and while vaccines are available ... "West Nile virus infection (Lapis)". Vetstream. ISSN 2398-2969. Retrieved 21 February 2018. ... Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co. pp. 178-179. ISBN 978-0-7216-4023-5. House Rabbit Society: Sluggish Motility in the ...
A bald eagle suffering from West Nile virus that was rehabilitated in 2002 has since been instrumental into research into the ... "Bald eagle beats West Nile Virus". MLive.com. Michigan Live LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2009. Associated Press (April 2, 2009 ...
Unlu, Isik; Kramer, Wayne L.; Roy, Alma F.; Foil, Lane D. (2010). "Detection of West Nile Virus RNA in Mosquitoes and ... Nevarez, Javier G.; Mitchell, Mark A.; Kim, Dae Young; Poston, Rob; Lampinen, Heather M. (2005). "West Nile Virus in Alligator ... West Nile virus (WNV) infected and caused deaths resulting in economic loss in American alligators in Georgia, Florida, ... "Antibodies to West Nile Virus in Asymptomatic Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico". American ...
"West Nile Virus Transmission Cycle" (PDF). CDC. Retrieved 19 October 2017. Aguirre, A. Alonso; Ostfeld, Richard; Daszak, Peter ... For example, humans and horses are dead-end hosts for West Nile virus, whose life cycle is normally between culicine mosquitoes ... "The Influenza (Flu) Viruses: Transmission of Influenza Viruses from Animals to People". Centers for Disease Control and ... For instance, the production of antigenic shifts in Influenza A virus can result from pigs being infected with the virus from ...
New viruses such as SARS and West Nile continued to spread. In poor nations, malaria and other diseases affected the majority ... Sejvar, James J. (2003). "West Nile Virus: An Historical Overview". The Ochsner Journal. 5 (3): 6-10. ISSN 1524-5012. PMC ... Toll, Ian W. (2015-09-21). The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944. W ... Millions were infected with HIV, the virus which causes AIDS. The virus was becoming an epidemic in southern Africa. Perhaps ...
"The Role of Birds in the Ecology of West Nile Virus in Europe and Africa". Japanese Encephalitis and West Nile Viruses. Current ... West Nile virus (WNV) is mainly a bird infection that is transmitted between birds by mosquitos. Migrating birds appear to be ... 2002). "Introduction of West Nile virus in the Middle East by migrating White Storks". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 8 (4): 392 ... A virulent strain of West Nile virus was isolated from the brains of eleven dead juveniles. Other white storks subsequently ...
In Canada and the US starting in the early 2000s, malathion was sprayed in many cities to combat west Nile virus. Malathion was ... Shapiro, H.; Micucci, S. (2003-05-27). "Pesticide use for West Nile virus". Canadian Medical Association Journal. 168 (11): ... W.; Berkman, C. E.; Kim, K.; Thompson, C. M. (February 1997). "Inhibition of various cholinesterases with the enantiomers of ...
Paramasivan, R.; A.C. Mishra; D.T. Mourya (2003). "West Nile virus: the Indian scenario" (PDF). Indian J Med Res. 118: 101-108 ... Antibodies to Japanese encephalitis and West Nile virus has been detected in pond herons and cattle egrets from southern India ... London: W.H.Allen and Co. p. 108. Dewar, Douglas (1896). Bombay Ducks. London: John Lane Company. pp. 111, 235-239. Susainathan ... This bird was first described by Colonel W. H. Sykes in 1832 and given its scientific name in honour of John Edward Gray. ...
One example is the West Nile virus. It is believed that this disease reached the United States via "mosquitoes that crossed the ... The virus was found on crew members of ships and trains, and all the infected employees spread the virus everywhere they ... Since vaccines are made partly from the virus itself, when an unknown virus is introduced into the environment, it takes time ... The virus begins to attack skin cells, and eventually leads to an eruption of pimples that cover the whole body. As the disease ...
"Precautionary West Nile virus blood sample testing". Héma-Québec, Canada. Archived from the original on 2007-09-13. Retrieved ... These additional tests include other infectious diseases such as West Nile fever and babesiosis. Sometimes multiple tests are ... The virus is not a hazard to a healthy recipient, but it can harm infants and other recipients with weak immune systems. There ... Wales PW, Lau W, Kim PC (May 2001). "Directed blood donation in pediatric general surgery: Is it worth it?". J. Pediatr. Surg. ...
Chinikar, S., et al., Seroprevalence of West Nile Virus in Iran. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2013. 13(8): p. 586-589. ... Chinikar, S., et al., Detection of West Nile virus genome and specific antibodies in Iranian encephalitis patients. ... West Nile fever, Rift Valley fever, etc. To monitor other emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, studies have been done ... Sureau, P., et al., Isolation of Thogoto, Wad Medani, Wanowrie and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever viruses from ticks of ...
He received a Ph.D. in epidemiology in 2004 from Yale University for work on the emergence of Lyme disease and West Nile virus ... Brownstein, John S.; Holford, Theodore R.; Fish, Durland (2004). "Enhancing West Nile Virus Surveillance, United States". ... During the H1N1 pandemic, his research made important contributions to our understanding of the emergence of the virus in ... Jain, Sachin H; Powers, Brian W; Hawkins, Jared B; Brownstein, John S (2015). "The digital phenotype". Nature Biotechnology. 33 ...
Murray, KO; Resnick, M; Miller, V (2007). "Depression after infection with West Nile virus". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 13 ( ... "BK Virus, JC Virus and Simian Virus 40 Infection in Humans, and Association with Human Tumors". Polyomaviruses and Human ... Vasilakopoulou, A; Le Roux, C W (2007). "Could a virus contribute to weight gain?". International Journal of Obesity. 31 (9): ... Yeung, W.-C. G.; Rawlinson, W. D.; Craig, M. E. (2011). "Enterovirus infection and type 1 diabetes mellitus: systematic review ...
... multiple functions in West Nile virus pathogenesis and modulation of host responses". Viruses. 6 (2): 404-427. doi:10.3390/ ... Other viral hemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola virus, Lassa virus, Marburg virus, and Junin virus, must be excluded as the cause ... Sfakianos J, Hecht A (2009). Babcock H (ed.). West Nile Virus (Curriculum-based juvenile nonfiction). Deadly Diseases & ... Five genotypes (Angola, Central/East Africa, East Africa, West Africa I, and West Africa II) occur only in Africa. West Africa ...
... stated that though the West Nile virus has been in British Columbia for five years, 2014 saw the first two cases of West Nile ... On the issue of the northward migration of the West Nile virus, according to the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association - BC ... CLAXTON, MATTHEW (25 August 2014). "West Nile virus hits B.C. horses". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 20 March 2016. "CVMA , ... virus in two horses in Cache Creek and Ashcroft, and warned horse owners to get their animals vaccinated. The January 2014 ...
Information on West Nile virus. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States. It is most commonly ... West Nile Virus Clinician Training - Free CME. *Communication Resources. *Surveillance for West Nile Virus Disease - United ...
Virus Sections. Virus Name/Prototype. Original Source. Method of Isolation. Virus Properties. Antigenic Relationship. Biologic ... Known (Virus detected). Egypt, Uganda, Congo (Leo), Central African Republic, Mozambique (34), Nigeria, India, Malaysia (Borneo ... Click on the PDF icon to the left to view a copy of this virus entry in PDF format. You can get a copy of the PDF viewer by ... Virus Name: West Nile Abbreviation: WNV Status. Arbovirus Select Agent. No SALS Level. 3 ...
West Nile virus causes a viral disease and is spread by mosquitoes. The condition ranges from mild to severe. ... West Nile virus causes a viral disease and is spread by mosquitoes. The condition ranges from mild to severe. ... Complications from mild West Nile virus infection are very rare.. Complications from severe West Nile virus infection include: ... Since then, the virus has spread throughout the US.. Researchers believe West Nile virus is spread when a mosquito bites an ...
The life cycle of the West Nile virus involves the microbes transmission from nonhuman animals to humans by way of Aedes, ... The West Nile virus is one of the many members of the genus Flavivirus that are known to cause human disease. ... encoded search term (West Nile Virus) and West Nile Virus What to Read Next on Medscape ... being cases of West Nile virus. A classification of neuroinvasive disease was made for 633 (65%) of the West Nile virus cases, ...
A new report sheds light on the nationwide rates of West Nile virus and other arboviral infections in 2021. ... West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of domestically acquired disease caused by arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses).[1] ... Virus type, no. of cases (%). West Nile (n = 2,911). La Crosse (n = 40). Jamestown Canyon (n = 32). Powassan (n = 24). St. ... Neuroinvasive disease cases, by virus type, no. (incidence)*. West Nile. La Crosse. Jamestown Canyon. Powassan. St. Louis ...
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West Nile virus was not named after the Nile River, rather, the West Nile district of Uganda where the virus was first isolated ... West Nile virus (WNV) is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes West Nile fever. It is a member of the family Flaviviridae, ... Viruses portal West Nile fever West Nile virus in the United States Mackenzie, John S; Gubler, Duane J; Petersen, Lyle R (2004 ... Lists general information and resources for West Nile Virus Scholia has a topic profile for West Nile virus. (Webarchive ...
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West Nile virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne zoonosis, has emerged as a disease of public health concern in Europe. Recent outbreaks ... West Nile virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne zoonosis, has emerged as a disease of public health concern in Europe. Recent outbreaks ... Our results show up to 5-fold increase in West Nile virus (WNV) risk for 2040-60 in Europe, depending on geographical region ... Our results show up to 5-fold increase in West Nile virus (WNV) risk for 2040-60 in Europe, depending on geographical region ...
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  • Signs of West Nile virus infection are similar to those of other viral infections. (medlineplus.gov)
  • About one half of people with West Nile virus infection may have a rash. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Because this illness is not caused by bacteria, antibiotics do not treat West Nile virus infection. (medlineplus.gov)
  • People with mild West Nile virus infection do well after treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Complications from mild West Nile virus infection are very rare. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Contact your health care provider if you have symptoms of West Nile virus infection, particularly if you may have had contact with mosquitoes. (medlineplus.gov)
  • There is no treatment to avoid getting West Nile virus infection after a mosquito bite. (medlineplus.gov)
  • People in good health generally do not develop a serious West Nile infection. (medlineplus.gov)
  • [ 4 ] of diagnosing West Nile virus infection. (medscape.com)
  • In 1999, the first cases of West Nile virus disease were reported in New York City, with the infection subsequently spreading throughout the North American continent. (medscape.com)
  • Individuals with severe illness secondary to West Nile virus infection are at increased risk of pulmonary complications in the rehabilitation setting. (medscape.com)
  • Cases of West Nile Encephalitis or Meningitis , or Acute Flaccid Paralysis (severe muscle weakness associated with West Nile virus infection). (nyc.gov)
  • Cases with WN virus infection associated with mild to moderate illness but no evidence of central nervous system involvement. (nyc.gov)
  • The best way to prevent infection with West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. (kidshealth.org)
  • What Are the Signs & Symptoms of West Nile Virus Infection? (kidshealth.org)
  • Most of the time, a West Nile virus infection doesn't make a person sick or cause symptoms. (kidshealth.org)
  • How Is West Nile Virus Infection Diagnosed? (kidshealth.org)
  • How Is West Nile Virus Infection Treated? (kidshealth.org)
  • Can West Nile Virus Infection Be Prevented? (kidshealth.org)
  • Communities help health officials track West Nile virus infection patterns. (kidshealth.org)
  • What Is West Nile Virus Infection (West Nile Fever)? (healthline.com)
  • Age is one of the most significant risk factors for developing severe symptoms from a West Nile infection. (healthline.com)
  • West Nile virus can elevate the white blood cell count in the fluid, which indicates an infection. (healthline.com)
  • The following summer, Dallas saw its largest West Nile virus outbreak yet, with 225 reported cases of West Nile fever (a milder form of infection), 173 cases of neurological illnesses (more serious infection) and 19 deaths. (livescience.com)
  • About 10 percent of those who develop neurologic infection due to West Nile virus die, and others experience long-term consequences. (livescience.com)
  • West Nile virus is a viral infection acquired through the bite of infected mosquitoes in many areas of Africa, Europe, Australia, and the Americas. (tripprep.com)
  • WNV infection can result in a more severe disease called West Nile neuroinvasive disease in less than 1% of cases, with complications such as meningitis (characterized by high fever, headache, neck stiffness), brain inflammation (characterized by extreme tiredness/weakness, altered consciousness, confusion, and limb paralysis), or acute flaccid paralysis (characterized by limb weakness and paralysis). (tripprep.com)
  • Mild infections can cause fever and headache, this type of infection is referred to as West Nile fever. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • Studies have shown that for every case of neuroinvasive West Nile virus infection, there are about 140 people infected with the virus. (livescience.com)
  • Common symptoms of West Nile virus infection include fever, headache, body aches and fatigue, according to the Mayo Clinic. (livescience.com)
  • West Nile virus (WNV) is a viral disease that can cause encephalitis or meningitis, infection of the brain and the spinal cord or their protective covering. (osu.edu)
  • The U.S. next week enters the typical peak season for West Nile, where warm weather makes infection more likely. (newsmax.com)
  • There is no vaccine for West Nile, first detected in the U.S. in 1999, which kills almost 10 percent of people who are hospitalized for the infection and can also cause paralysis or neurological damage. (newsmax.com)
  • West Nile is a viral infection that can affect humans, horses, and many types of birds. (oregonvma.org)
  • EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to take precautions to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection . (albertahealthservices.ca)
  • West Nile virus infection is a viral disease spread primarily from mosquitoes to people. (msdmanuals.com)
  • To diagnose West Nile virus infection, doctors do a spinal tap or blood tests to check for the antibodies to the virus. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Most people with West Nile virus infection do not need treatment, but those who develop infections in their brain or spinal cord require close monitoring and supportive treatment, such a mechanical ventilation. (msdmanuals.com)
  • There are no vaccines to prevent West Nile virus infection in humans, but people can reduce the risk of transmission by taking steps to prevent mosquito bites. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Most (4 out of 5) people with West Nile virus infection have no symptoms. (msdmanuals.com)
  • While the virus typically only causes mild flu-like symptoms in most people, the infection can cause severe illness and even death in some cases. (kget.com)
  • Whether you're talking about West Nile, EEE or any other mosquito-borne disease, people and animal owners should take every precaution necessary to prevent infection," state veterinarian Nora Wineland said. (clickondetroit.com)
  • Are birds the only species that is susceptible to West Nile Virus infection? (usgs.gov)
  • Although other animals are susceptible to WNV infection, only birds develop a high enough virus load to transmit the infection to an uninfected. (usgs.gov)
  • What is the treatment for West Nile virus infection? (experts123.com)
  • A. There is no specific treatment for West Nile virus infection. (experts123.com)
  • About half the people who survive that infection - West Nile encephalitis - are left with permanent neurological deficits such as memory loss. (neurosciencenews.com)
  • The people that get neuroinvasive West Nile virus infection have specific kinds of profiles or risks. (keranews.org)
  • In some patients, probably about 40% are kind of indicative of a neuroinvasive kind of infection from West Nile virus. (keranews.org)
  • As the virus infection rate increases in birds it is more likely to be transmitted by an infected mosquito that bites horses and humans. (texasthoroughbred.com)
  • In 1999, the first cases of West Nile virus disease were reported in New York City, and the infection has been spreading throughout the North American continent ever since. (medscape.com)
  • Increased mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) and protein expression of the tight-junction protein claudin-1 and of 2 cell adhesion molecules (vascular cell adhesion molecule and E-selectin) were seen 2-3 days after cellular infection, the same time at which West Nile virus replication had peaked. (medscape.com)
  • The study provided evidence that infection of HBMVE cells by the West Nile virus enables the cell-free virus to enter the central nervous system without disturbing the barrier's integrity. (medscape.com)
  • A large outbreak of West Nile virus infection in 2012 resulted in 5674 reported cases (51% of which were neuroinvasive), although the number of reported cases for 2014 dropped to 2205 (61% of which were neuroinvasive). (medscape.com)
  • The meetings provided up-to-date information on the current situation and agreed on a set of actions for the countries to undertake to enhance their preparedness and response capacities to Zika virus infection and its complications. (who.int)
  • Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with WEST NILE VIRUS. (bvsalud.org)
  • the report excludes chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever, and Zika virus disease cases, because these infections were acquired primarily through travel during 2021. (medscape.com)
  • West Nile virus (WNV) is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes West Nile fever. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is a member of the family Flaviviridae, from the genus Flavivirus, which also contains the Zika virus, dengue virus, and yellow fever virus. (wikipedia.org)
  • this structure is similar to the dengue fever virus, another Flavivirus. (wikipedia.org)
  • While most people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms, about 1 in 5 people develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches or vomiting. (livescience.com)
  • Symptoms of West Nile can include fever and nausea. (cbsnews.com)
  • Most persons infected with the virus are symptom free, whereas about 20% develop a mild illness known as West Nile fever. (tripprep.com)
  • Most of the rest experience flu-like symptoms, or West Nile fever, often accompanied by skin rashes on the chest and back. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • While four out of five people who develop the virus never develop symptoms, less than 1 percent of cases result in symptoms such as high fever, disorientation, and convulsions. (newsmax.com)
  • External Data Spec West Nile fever maps The implementation of blood safety measures in the event of outbreaks of West Nile fever in humans is an important issue for the national competent authorities. (europa.eu)
  • An important consequence of the deferral of blood donations from areas with West Nile fever is the impact on the blood supply for those areas. (europa.eu)
  • ECDC is providing, for the current transmission season, weekly updates on the reported cases of West Nile fever in humans in the EU Member States and neighbouring countries (i.e. those included in WHO European region and/or bordering the Mediterranean Sea). (europa.eu)
  • The updates are based on information obtained from the countries' health authorities and refer to human autochthonous cases of West Nile fever only. (europa.eu)
  • For references , please go to https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/figures/distribution-of-west-nile-fever or scan the QR code. (europa.eu)
  • More than 4,000 people became ill with West Nile fever last year, and 285 people died from the sickness. (kunc.org)
  • After being bitten by a mosquito carrying West Nile virus, people can develop West Nile non-neurological syndrome (formerly known as West Nile fever) or the more serious West Nile neurological syndrome. (albertahealthservices.ca)
  • Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, neck stiffness and confusion. (kget.com)
  • One of the main goals of the District is to suppress mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Malaria, Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow fever, and others. (buttecounty.net)
  • Symptoms of West Nile virus are often mild or flu-like and may include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes. (picayuneitem.com)
  • Every year as mosquito season arrives, so does West Nile virus, causing fever in thousands of people nationwide and life-threatening brain infections in an unlucky few. (neurosciencenews.com)
  • Interventions Against West Nile Virus, Rift Valley Fever Virus, and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus: Where Are We? (wur.nl)
  • The major goal of this initiative is capacity building for the control of emerging viral vector-borne zoonotic diseases, with a clear focus on West Nile virus, Rift Valley fever virus, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. (wur.nl)
  • Are there symptoms that would let you know which one you likely have or do you need a lab test to tell if you have neuroinvasive versus West Nile fever? (keranews.org)
  • Most West Nile virus infections get better on their own. (kidshealth.org)
  • Fewer than one percent of people who get West Nile virus infections develop severe symptoms or neurological conditions such as meningitis or encephalitis. (healthline.com)
  • Using weather data for the 11 years since West Nile virus was first detected in Dallas County in 2001, the researchers found a relationship between winter temperatures and the rate of infections - the fewer winter days with temperatures dipping below 28 degrees, the higher the number of cases of West Nile illness over the next summer. (livescience.com)
  • There were 1,021 cases of West Nile infections reported in the U.S. last year, and 629 of these were neuroinvasive, meaning the infected person developed the severe form of the disease. (livescience.com)
  • Overall, 718 people were hospitalized for West Nile infections, and 57 died, including 54 who had neuroinvasive infections, the report said. (livescience.com)
  • Other viruses transmitted in the same way include California serogroup viruses, which caused 68 infections last year with one death, and St. Louis encephalitis virus, which caused 10 cases and one death, the CDC said. (livescience.com)
  • The number of severe West Nile virus infections increased in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (livescience.com)
  • While there are only six reported cases of the virus this year through June, according to the CDC's website , more than 90 percent of infections from last year occurred between July and September. (newsmax.com)
  • The reasons for last year's surge in infections and deaths are unclear due to the ecological factors that drive the virus' spread, according to the CDC analysis in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (newsmax.com)
  • In about 1% of infections, the West Nile virus can cause a severe illness affecting the central nervous system, such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord). (wsoctv.com)
  • While spraying adult mosquitoes is important to protect Chicagoans, the best way to prevent West Nile virus infections is to protect against mosquito bites," said Dr. Janna Kerins, a medical director at CDPH. (wgntv.com)
  • People with mild West Nile virus infections usually recover on their own. (experts123.com)
  • For patient education information, see the Infections Center and the Brain and Nervous System Center, as well as West Nile Virus, Insect Bites, and Encephalitis. (medscape.com)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , 47 states and the District of Columbia have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes as of mid-September. (medscape.com)
  • West Nile virus is continuing to be a public health problem - many people thought that it was going away" until last year's outbreak, said Dr. Lyle Petersen of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (livescience.com)
  • Cases of the severe form of West Nile virus rose in 2010, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (livescience.com)
  • Most people who are infected with the West Nile virus either don't have any symptoms or they get a mild, flu-like illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (wsoctv.com)
  • The 2012 WNV season in the United States saw a massive spike in the number of neuroinvasive cases and deaths similar to what was seen in the 2002-2003 season, according to the West Nile virus disease cases and deaths reported to the CDC by year and clinical presentation, 1999-2012, by ArboNET (Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). (mdpi.com)
  • The virus can be transmitted to humans via a mosquito, although most people infected with the virus have no symptoms, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (lanecounty.org)
  • In total, 41,762 cases of West Nile virus were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 1999 and 2014, including 18,810 cases of neuroinvasive disease. (medscape.com)
  • West Nile encephalitis or meningitis may lead to brain damage and death. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Brain injury from West Nile virus encephalitis or meningitis can result in cognitive, gross motor, and fine motor delays. (medscape.com)
  • Among the 42 West Nile virus disease cases with AFP, 12 (29%) also had encephalitis or meningitis. (medscape.com)
  • There is no specific medicine for West Nile encephalitis or meningitis. (kidshealth.org)
  • In rare cases, blood transfusions, organ transplants, breastfeeding, or pregnancy can transfer the virus and spread the illness. (healthline.com)
  • This plush representation of West Nile Virus provides a memorable hands-on-way to learn about this illness and protection against infected mosquitoes. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • FACTS: West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne illness primarily found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • The best way to avoid West Nile virus illness is to not be bitten by an infected mosquito," Clark said. (woodtv.com)
  • It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to cause a severe illness, so take extra care during peak mosquito-biting hours, which are dusk and dawn for the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus and Eastern Equine encephalitis virus. (clickondetroit.com)
  • The virus is easily transmitted and can cause serious illness. (lanecounty.org)
  • Most people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms of illness. (govdelivery.com)
  • People older than 50 and individuals with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness from West Nile virus. (govdelivery.com)
  • The life cycle of the West Nile virus involves the microbe's transmission from nonhuman animals to humans by way of Aedes, Culex, or Anopheles mosquitoes. (medscape.com)
  • Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are transmitted to humans primarily through the bites of infected mosquitoes or ticks, and in the continental United States, West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of domestically acquired arboviral disease. (medscape.com)
  • Humans and horses both exhibit disease symptoms from the virus, and symptoms rarely occur in other animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • West Nile virus lives in birds and mosquitoes, and is transmitted to humans by mosquito bites. (livescience.com)
  • But mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting the virus from birds to humans, and as a result some communities institute mosquito control measures after warning signs appear. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • According to the Commission Directive 2014/110/EU , efforts should be made to defer all blood donations from areas with ongoing transmission of West Nile virus (WNV) to humans to prevent its onward spread. (europa.eu)
  • The objective of this project is to inform the competent authorities responsible for blood safety of areas with ongoing transmission of West Nile virus to humans in order to support their implementation of blood safety legislation. (europa.eu)
  • Mosquitoes spread the virus within the wild bird population and can transmit it to humans through a single bite. (wsoctv.com)
  • There are no West Nile virus vaccines licensed for use in humans and no medications to cure the West Nile disease once a person is infected by a mosquito. (wsoctv.com)
  • Summer is the prime season for transmission of this virus, which is spread to humans by mosquitoes. (virology.ws)
  • West Nile virus may cause a serious disease in humans called viral encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). (virology.ws)
  • In humans, West Nile virus symptoms include headaches, body aches, joint pain and fatigue. (woodtv.com)
  • Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to humans and horses. (buttecounty.net)
  • Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam have no reported cases of West Nile virus in humans or animals. (usgs.gov)
  • West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in at least 48 species of mosquitoes, over 320 species of birds, at least 2 species of reptiles, and more than 25 mammalian species, including horses and humans. (usgs.gov)
  • Under normal conditions, humans are unlikely to be infected with West Nile Virus by handling a sick or dead animal. (usgs.gov)
  • West Nile virus is mainly a bird disease, but it can be transmitted to humans by a number of species of mosquitoes - including Culex mosquitoes native to San Diego and, less effectively, by invasive Aedes aegypti mosquitoes - if they feed off an infected animal, mainly birds, and then bite people. (cbs8.com)
  • Horses and humans are considered "dead-end" hosts which means if infected they cannot transmit the virus back to feeding mosquitoes. (texasthoroughbred.com)
  • He and his colleagues found the virus has become endemic in the United States, and has now caused about 16,200 neurologic disease cases and 1,549 deaths reported since 1999. (livescience.com)
  • The first West Nile Virus cases in the U.S. were detected in New York City in 1999, and within three years the Old World disease had reached the West Coast and many states. (ajc.com)
  • Since West Nile virus was first detected in the Western Hemisphere in 1999, it has become the leading cause in the U.S. of neuroinvasive disease among viruses transmitted by mosquito and tick bites, the report said. (livescience.com)
  • West Nile virus warnings have become a rite of spring since the virus was first detected in 1999 in New York, where it killed seven people. (kunc.org)
  • It had not been isolated in the Western Hemisphere before 1999, when cases of West Nile virus encephalitis were identified in New York City. (virology.ws)
  • A fascinating, and unanswered question, is why the virus arrived in New York City in 1999. (virology.ws)
  • The New York strain of West Nile virus is very similar to a virus isolated from a goose in Israel in 1999. (virology.ws)
  • The West Nile virus (WNC) first appeared in North America in 1999. (mdpi.com)
  • West Nile virus (WNV) first appeared in the United States in 1999. (wwlp.com)
  • A mosquito-borne virus identified in the West Nile subregion in Uganda in 1937 - hence the name - West Nile wasn't much of a concern to people elsewhere until it broke out of Africa in 1999. (time.com)
  • The virus arrived in the United States in 1999 and spread westward, reaching Ore­gon in 2004. (lanecounty.org)
  • Since 1999, when West Nile arrived in the Western Hemisphere via an infected flamingo in the Bronx Zoo, the virus has spread throughout the Americas, infecting millions of people. (neurosciencenews.com)
  • The West Nile virus was introduced into the United States in 1999, in New York City. (medscape.com)
  • More severe forms of disease are called West Nile encephalitis or West Nile meningitis, depending on what part of the body is affected. (medlineplus.gov)
  • However, in certain cases (less than 1%), West Nile virus penetrates the tissue in or around the brain and spinal cord, causing encephalitis and meningitis. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • In more severe cases, the virus can invade the central nervous system and cause maladies such as meningitis, encephalitis, or acute flaccid paralysis. (newsmax.com)
  • West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States. (cdc.gov)
  • West Nile virus causes a viral disease and is spread by mosquitoes. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Mosquitoes carry the highest amounts of the virus in the late summer and early fall, which is why more people get the disease in late August to early September. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The West Nile virus is one of the many members of the genus Flavivirus that are known to cause human disease. (medscape.com)
  • The investigators stated that although by 2004, with the aid of federal funding, well-developed West Nile virus surveillance systems existed in almost every state, by 2012, following a 61% decrease in federal funding, many health departments had reduced such surveillance and lacked a systematic, disease-based surveillance system for other arboviruses. (medscape.com)
  • Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia reported 3,035 cases of domestic arboviral disease, including those caused by West Nile (2,911), La Crosse (40), Jamestown Canyon (32), Powassan (24), St. Louis encephalitis (17), unspecified California serogroup (six), and eastern equine encephalitis (five) viruses. (medscape.com)
  • Within the continental United States, West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of domestically acquired disease caused by arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses). (medscape.com)
  • West Nile virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne zoonosis, has emerged as a disease of public health concern in Europe. (lu.se)
  • Antibiotics will not work because a virus, not bacteria, causes West Nile disease. (kidshealth.org)
  • West Nile is the leading mosquito-borne disease in the continental U.S. And it's present again this year in metro Atlanta mosquitoes, though it's looking less prevalent than a year ago. (ajc.com)
  • The report notes the number of birds and mosquitoes that spread the virus, as well as weather and human behavior as factors that influence disease severity. (newsmax.com)
  • An excellent review article on West Nile virus and the disease it causes can be found in the Journal of Clinical Investigation . (virology.ws)
  • The infected individual is an adult diagnosed with neuroinvasive West Nile virus, a more severe form of the disease. (abc4.com)
  • A confirmed human death from West Nile Virus has state health officials issuing warnings about the disease. (missourinet.com)
  • West Nile is a disease spread by mosquitoes that most often spreads to people during the summer and early fall when the mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active. (kget.com)
  • While human cases of West Nile virus in Lane County are rare, county health officials warned home­owners to be aware of the potential this time of year for the West Nile disease. (lanecounty.org)
  • Summary: Neurological problems associated with West Nile disease could be due to the patient's immune system destroying parts of their neurons, researchers report. (neurosciencenews.com)
  • There's really nothing different about the virus in one person who's asymptomatic and one person who has neuroinvasive disease. (keranews.org)
  • Within the last month or so of when we're talking, there have been at least six confirmed cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease in Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties. (keranews.org)
  • The death rate among U.S. horses ranges from 30 to 40 percent for West Nile disease. (texasthoroughbred.com)
  • [ 3 ] In 2012, a reported 5674 West Nile virus cases occurred in the United States, the result of a large outbreak of the disease. (medscape.com)
  • Rapid spread of a new West Nile virus lineage 1 associated with increased risk of neuroinvasive disease during a large outbreak in northern Italy, 2022: One Health analysis. (bvsalud.org)
  • The virus , which co-circulates with WNV-2, has become endemic in the Region, where, in 2022, most human cases of neuroinvasive disease (WNND) reported in Europe have occurred. (bvsalud.org)
  • While West Nile virus can infect many animals (its impact on horses is commonly cited), it most frequently afflicts birds - and the presence of dead birds in a community can be a harbinger of a West Nile virus outbreak. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • Q. What are the signs and symptoms of West Nile encephalitis in horses? (osu.edu)
  • A. In horses that do become clinically ill, the virus infects the central nervous system, and causes symptoms of encephalitis. (osu.edu)
  • Q. Do all horses with clinical signs of encephalitis have West Nile encephalitis? (osu.edu)
  • A. Other diseases, including rabies, botulism, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) and other mosquito-borne viral encephalitic diseases of horses caused by Eastern, Western and Venezuelan encephalitis viruses, can cause a horse to have symptoms similar to WNV. (osu.edu)
  • Q. Is there treatment for West Nile encephalitis in horses? (osu.edu)
  • The virus is endemic in Oregon and it is important to vaccinate your horses. (oregonvma.org)
  • Consult your veterinarian for more information on immunizing your horses against West Nile Virus. (oregonvma.org)
  • In addition to vaccinating your horses, the best way to minimize the threat of West Nile for your and your horses is to control mosquito populations and prevent exposure to them. (oregonvma.org)
  • West Nile Innovator is for the vaccination of healthy horses as an aid in the prevention of viremia caused by West Nile virus. (valleyvet.com)
  • Give 1 ml intramuscular of West Nile Innovator to horses 10 months of age or older. (valleyvet.com)
  • Mild forms of West Nile virus may be confused with the flu. (healthline.com)
  • A mild winter also occurred in 2006, the year that previously held the record for the largest West Nile outbreak in Dallas, the researchers said. (livescience.com)
  • But you can take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, to relieve symptoms of West Nile virus such as muscle aches and headaches. (healthline.com)
  • There are typically no symptoms of West Nile Virus but some have shown flu-like illnesses. (wwlp.com)
  • Residents can also call the Health Department's West Nile hotline to report areas of stagnant water, report locations of dead birds, and obtain more information on the signs and symptoms of West Nile virus. (govdelivery.com)
  • West Nile virus was first identified in 1937 in Uganda in eastern Africa. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Contrary to popular belief, West Nile virus was not named after the Nile River, rather, the West Nile district of Uganda where the virus was first isolated in 1937. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was first identified in Uganda in 1937 on the west side of the White Nile, one of the two tributaries of the Nile. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • The virus was first isolated in the West Nile district of Uganda in 1937. (virology.ws)
  • WNV was first isolated in the West Nile Province of Uganda in 1937. (vin.com)
  • No vaccine for the virus is currently available. (kidshealth.org)
  • Encephalitis Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain that occurs when a virus directly infects the brain or when a virus, vaccine, or something else triggers inflammation. (msdmanuals.com)
  • We don't have an FDA-approved vaccine for this virus. (keranews.org)
  • There are probably a couple of really good vaccine candidates for West Nile virus. (keranews.org)
  • In most cases, your doctor can diagnose West Nile virus with a simple blood test. (healthline.com)
  • To diagnose West Nile virus, doctors may do blood tests for West Nile virus-specific antibodies. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The best way to protect yourself and your family from the West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. (kidshealth.org)
  • People can reduce the risk of being infected with West Nile virus by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites. (livescience.com)
  • Since that first outbreak, the virus has spread across the United States, and is now invading Canada, Mexico, and the West Indies. (virology.ws)
  • Since the initial outbreak in New York City, the virus has spread across the U.S. and was identified in birds and mosquitoes in Massachusetts during the summer of 2000. (wwlp.com)
  • By considering of weather patterns , along with the vector index, officials may able to focus public health efforts and prevent cases of West Nile virus, the researchers wrote in the study published today (July 16) in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (livescience.com)
  • Reporting dead birds to public officials can help contain the threat posed by West Nile virus. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • The West Nile virus that swept through the U.S. last year was the deadliest on record, killing 286 people as the warmer-than-average summer may have helped the mosquito-borne virus spread, U.S. health officials said. (newsmax.com)
  • There have not been any residents in the county who have contracted the West Nile virus this year, officials said. (wsoctv.com)
  • BOSTON (WWLP) - State health officials announced on Friday the fourth and fifth cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts this year. (wwlp.com)
  • HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - Two people in Ottawa County and one in Kent County are in the hospital after testing positive for West Nile virus, according to health officials. (woodtv.com)
  • State officials say that even though September and October are cooler months, cases of West Nile Virus still occur this time of year. (missourinet.com)
  • Michigan health officials have confirmed the state's first human case of West Nile virus for 2020 in a Wayne County resident. (clickondetroit.com)
  • RAMONA, Calif. - A dead Cooper's hawk found in Ramona has tested positive for West Nile virus, prompting county environmental health officials to remind people to protect themselves from mosquitoes that can transmit the potentially deadly virus to people. (cbs8.com)
  • Culex mosquitoes tend to bite in the morning and evening and are not known to spread Zika, dengue, or chikungunya viruses. (buttecounty.net)
  • ABSTRACT Following the WHO declaration on 1 February 2016 of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) with regard to clusters of microcephaly and neurological disorders potentially associated with Zika virus, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean conducted three rounds of emergency meetings to address enhancing preparedness actions in the Region. (who.int)
  • Zika virus like other vector-borne diseases poses a particular challenge to the countries because of their complex nature which requires multidisciplinary competencies and strong rapid interaction among committed sectors. (who.int)
  • Les réunions ont fourni des informations actualisées de la situation actuelle et ont permis de convenir d'un ensemble d'actions à entreprendre par les pays afin d'améliorer leurs capacités de préparation et de réponse face à l'infection à virus Zika et ses complications. (who.int)
  • Zika-Virus und Mikrozephalie: Ist es nicht allein das Virus? (medscape.com)
  • The horse's veterinarian requested a variety of blood tests to determine the cause: West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis and Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis. (texasthoroughbred.com)
  • But birds play a role too - if bitten by an infected mosquito, birds can generate high levels of the virus in their bloodstream, and can then transmit it to uninfected mosquitoes, which in turn can infect people. (time.com)
  • Examining the ways in which the West Nile virus may cross the blood-brain barrier to infect the nervous system, Verma et al infected primary human brain microvascular endothelial (HBMVE) cells with NY99, a neurovirulent strain of the virus. (medscape.com)
  • That's important to remember: while climate change can raise the risk of typically tropical diseases like West Nile or malaria, smart control efforts can offset at least some of that danger. (time.com)
  • A study by Hadler et al suggested that many US states may no longer have adequate surveillance systems for detecting and responding to outbreaks of West Nile virus. (medscape.com)
  • Unusually warm winters are one reason for larger-than-average outbreaks of West Nile virus in the following summers, a new study finds. (livescience.com)
  • But while West Nile outbreaks regularly attract a flood of media attention, about 80% of infected people experience no symptoms at all. (giantmicrobes.com)
  • University of Singapore, 5 Lower Kent Ridge virus in serum diluted at least 1:40 transmitted diseases in Singapore. (cdc.gov)
  • West Nile virus is going to be a factor in the U.S. every year now," Marc Fischer, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC's arboviral diseases branch, said in a telephone interview. (newsmax.com)
  • This can determine whether you have genetic material or antibodies in your blood associated with West Nile virus. (healthline.com)
  • So it's a matter of getting a sample of the spinal fluid and we send it for specific tests, looking for the virus again, looking for antibodies in the spinal fluid to the what, to West Nile virus, or looking for the genetic material or the genome of the virus itself. (keranews.org)
  • Normally, that's not something worth mentioning, but in this instance the mosquito that bit me was carrying a virus, and that bite changed my life. (cdc.gov)
  • West Nile virus is a virus that can pass to people through the bite of an infected mosquito . (kidshealth.org)
  • A mosquito bite can turn into something much more severe if it infects you with the West Nile virus (sometimes called WNV). (healthline.com)
  • Mosquitoes transmit the virus through their bite, so residents of more than 40 states are being urged to wear mosquito repellant and long-sleeved clothing whenever possible in the summer, and to empty standing pools of water near their homes. (kunc.org)
  • West Nile Virus (WNV) is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. (arlingtonva.us)
  • The virus is typically transmitted through a bite of an infected mosquito. (wwlp.com)
  • West Nile virus is carried by mosquitoes, and infected insects transmit the virus to human beings with a bite. (time.com)
  • When some species of birds become infected, they produce high quantities of the virus, which can then be passed on to other mosquitoes that bite them. (buttecounty.net)
  • Dogs and cats can be infected with West Nile Virus through the bite of a mosquito, so minimizing their exposure to mosquitoes is recommended. (usgs.gov)
  • Although many people are bitten by mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus, most do not know they have been infected. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The virus can lead to encephalitis - inflammation of the brain and nervous system - and even death, with 286 people dying from West Nile in the U.S. in 2012. (time.com)
  • The virus causes an inflammation of the brain. (oregonvma.org)
  • Ten thousand West Nile survivors are living with long-term neurological problems such as fatigue, weakness, difficulty walking and memory loss, and the number goes up by about a thousand every year following mosquito season. (neurosciencenews.com)
  • When I talk with other doctors about West Nile patients with these persistent neurological deficits, many say, 'The virus in their brains must have killed neurons, and there's nothing we can do about it,'" said Robyn Klein, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine and the study's senior author. (neurosciencenews.com)
  • Thousands of people are living with memory loss and other long-term neurological problems as a result of West Nile virus, which is spread by mosquitoes such as the one shown here preparing to feed on a human host. (neurosciencenews.com)
  • In hospitalized patients in New York City, neurologic sequelae of the West Nile virus included severe muscle weakness, with approximately 10% of patients developing a complete flaccid paralysis. (medscape.com)
  • WCS pathologists were instrumental in prompting action at the state and federal level that resulted in the diagnosis of West Nile virus (WNV) in birds, and subsequently as the cause of human illnesses and deaths. (vin.com)
  • The rate last year at which people contracted the neuroinvasive form of the virus -- 0.92 for every 100,000 people -- is triple the median rate from 2004 to 2011 and approaches the peak incidence in 2002. (newsmax.com)
  • Since 2002, there have been 58 confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in Lake County, as well as two confirmed deaths. (govdelivery.com)
  • In 2016, there were two human cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Lake County," said Mark Pfister, Executive Director for the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center. (govdelivery.com)
  • In 2016, 153 pools or batches of mosquitoes and two birds tested positive for West Nile virus. (govdelivery.com)
  • Last month, mosquitos in DuPage and Kane counties tested positive for West Nile virus. (wgntv.com)
  • Two birds from Lapeer and Oakland counties have tested positive for West Nile virus, and 14 mosquito pools infected with West Nile virus have been detected in five Michigan counties -- Arenac, Kent, Lapeer, Oakland and Saginaw counties, according to authorities. (clickondetroit.com)
  • Some game birds have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). (usgs.gov)
  • Waukegan, Ill. - A mosquito pool (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on July 14 in Zion, Illinois has tested positive for West Nile virus. (govdelivery.com)
  • Just four years ago, in 2015, 44 San Diego County residents tested positive for West Nile virus and six county residents died. (cbs8.com)
  • Once the mosquito is infected, it may transmit the virus to people or other animals when it bites them. (osu.edu)
  • In the more than 20 years since West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in New York City, knowledge about WNV epidemiology and transmission ecology has greatly expanded. (cdc.gov)
  • Only laboratory tests can confirm the diagnosis of West Nile encephalitis. (osu.edu)
  • If we are concerned that someone has symptoms that the virus has gotten into the nervous system, the main diagnosis or way to diagnose that is with a spinal fluid analysis through a lumbar puncture. (keranews.org)
  • The West Nile virus is most commonly identified in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and is endemic in those parts of the world. (medscape.com)
  • The mosquito pool is the first confirmed indicator of West Nile presence in Lake County in 2017. (govdelivery.com)
  • Since then, the virus has spread throughout the US. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Researchers believe West Nile virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then bites a person. (medlineplus.gov)
  • West Nile virus may also be spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It is possible for an infected mother to spread the virus to her child through breast milk. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Most likely, it spread from the original West Nile district. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infected mosquitoes usually spread the West Nile virus. (healthline.com)
  • West Nile virus can't be spread by kissing or touching another person. (healthline.com)
  • West Nile virus is most commonly spread during the summer, especially between June and September. (healthline.com)
  • In addition, the establishment and recent spread of lineage II WNV virus strains into Western Europe and the presence of neurovirulent and neuroinvasive strains among them is a cause of major concern. (mdpi.com)
  • There were more than 5,500 cases reported that year, and the scary thing is that as the climate warms, West Nile will continue to spread. (time.com)
  • In a study published in the journal Global Change Biology , the researchers took climate and species-distribution data, and created models that try to project the spread of the virus as the globe warms. (time.com)
  • The UCLA model indicates that higher temperatures and lower precipitation will generally lead to more cases of West Nile, as well as the spread of the virus to northern territories that haven't yet been affected by it. (time.com)
  • Infected mosquitoes then spread West Nile virus to people and other animals by biting them. (msdmanuals.com)
  • In a very small number of cases, West Nile virus has been spread through blood transfusions and organ transplantations and from a mother to baby during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. (msdmanuals.com)
  • West Nile is spread primarily through infected mosquitoes and typically after the insect has bitten an infected bird. (lanecounty.org)
  • West Nile virus turns up in 42 Illinois counties , and West Nile virus found in three Bay Area Houston cities . (virology.ws)
  • Parts of Hampden and Hampshire counties are at moderate risk for West Nile Virus. (wwlp.com)
  • Statewide, there were 197 human cases of West Nile reported across 24 counties through Jan. 4, the majority of which came from Los Angeles County, according to the department. (kget.com)
  • Two county residents have tested positive for the virus this year, but it was determined both people were bitten and contracted the virus in other counties. (cbs8.com)
  • But as in six recent cases in Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties, about 1% of all people infected with West Nile virus will develop something far more serious. (keranews.org)
  • West Nile virus is commonly found in Africa, West Asia and the Middle East. (experts123.com)
  • From 2003 to 2021, 541 cases of West Nile virus were confirmed in Alberta, many of which were acquired here in the province and not travel-related. (albertahealthservices.ca)
  • The virus is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, mostly species of Culex. (wikipedia.org)
  • At least three mosquito abatement districts have detected West Nile in Salt Lake County throughout 77 mosquito pools. (abc4.com)
  • If you have West Nile virus, you will typically show the first virus symptoms within three to 14 days of being bitten. (healthline.com)
  • Residents of New York City can help reduce the risk of West Nile virus by eliminating areas of standing water and by taking precautions against mosquitoes. (nyc.gov)
  • Our results show up to 5-fold increase in West Nile virus (WNV) risk for 2040-60 in Europe, depending on geographical region and climate scenario, compared to 2000-20. (lu.se)
  • Although the risk of getting West Nile is low, experts say use bug spray, cover up and get rid of any standing water. (cbsnews.com)
  • The identification of multiple human cases from a defined geographic area indicates that the risk to people from West Nile Virus has increased from moderate to high in the area. (wwlp.com)
  • To decrease your risk of catching the virus, avoid mosquito-infested areas, wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants when outdoors, apply mosquito repellent while outdoors and ensure that doors and windows have screens in good repair. (kget.com)
  • The mosquitoes could have kind of an increased carriage rate, if you will, of West Nile virus and put people at risk. (keranews.org)
  • Mosquito control around the barn is also important to reduce the risk of West Nile exposure. (texasthoroughbred.com)
  • For more information on West Nile virus, a checklist to reduce the mosquito population in and around homes, and a brochure on the virus, visit the Department of Healths Web site at www.HealthyMS.com/westnile or call the West Nile virus toll-free hotline from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 1-877-WST-NILE (1-877-978-6453). (picayuneitem.com)
  • The West Nile hotline number is (847) 377-8300. (govdelivery.com)
  • West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus most commonly active from June through September. (buttecounty.net)