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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Mustafa Ertek, chairman of Refik Saydam Hygiene Center of Health Ministry, said that seven people from five provinces were diagnosed with West Nile Fever in Turkey and three of them died.
Of these donors, 3 subsequently developed West Nile neuroinvasive illness, 38 developed West Nile fever, and 3 developed other illnesses.
1, 2005, 15 (60%) were reported as West Nile fever, 9 (36%) were reported as West Nile meningitis or encephalitis (neuroinvasive disease), and 1 (4%) had not been clinically defined at press time.
One thing we found out is that even West Nile fever is an even more serious disease than had been understood from early reports.
Most people who are infec- ted will not experience any illness but about 20% will develop West Nile fever.
For instance, Waiters asserts that global warming increases the number and severity of droughts and floods, which in turn encourage mosquitoes and ticks to move and spread new diseases such as West Nile fever.
Among the first 518 cases reported this year, 291 had West Nile fever and 188 had meningitis or encephalitis.
Like West Nile fever and dengue fever, this mosquito-borne disease, the most common of its type in Australia, is on the rise.
THE mere mention of Ebola and West Nile fever is enough to strike fear into the hearts of many.
Other insect-borne diseases such as the tropical West Nile Fever could also be seen in the UK.
Major contributors to these numbers are the mosquito borne diseases, which include West Nile Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Yellow Fever, Dengue and Malaria.
Contract notice: Model extension for the tool to appraise and compare vector control strategies against West Nile fever in Europe.

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