West Nile fever


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West Nile fever

[′west ¦nīl ′fē·vər]
(medicine)
An acute, usually mild, mosquito-borne virus disease occurring in summer, chiefly in Egypt, Israel, Africa, India, and Korea; signs are fever and lymphadenopathy, sometimes with a rash.
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Local clinicians are asked to refer patients with evidence of WNV disease, including encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, acute flaccid paralysis, or illness compatible with West Nile fever, for testing which is performed by 33 local public health laboratories and the state Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory (VRDL).
The February Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing details several research projects that use satellite data to reveal patterns of diseases including schistosomiasis, tuberculosis, Ebola, Rift Valley fever, and West Nile fever.
Question Which of the following statements best reflects the reason for recent stories about Ebola in Africa, West Nile fever in Dallas, Texas, and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Yosemite National Park?
Co-occurrence of West Nile fever and circovirus infection in a goose flock in Hungary.
Among these cases, 62% had encephalitis, 31% had meningitis, and only 7% had the milder illness known as West Nile fever.
We compared Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status scores of 116 patients with West Nile fever or West Nile neuroinvasive disease.
Nearly 80% of infected persons never develop symptoms, and almost 20% experience only a mild febrile illness, known as West Nile fever.
Only 1 other study has characterized the clinical spectrum of symptom duration among West Nile fever patients and missed work or school days (10).
That year, there were 2,946 reported human cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND), 284 deaths, and 1,157 cases of West Nile fever.
Occurrence of West Nile Fever in a cireovirus infected goose flock in Hungary.
This product represents a major breakthrough in the ability to rapidly assess the many patients suspected of West Nile Fever or those with West Nile Meningoencephalitis.

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