"West Nile virus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "West Nile virus" by people in Profiles.
Lack of Efficacy of High-Titered Immunoglobulin in Patients with West Nile Virus Central Nervous System Disease. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 11; 25(11):2064-2073.
Innate immune escape by Dengue and West Nile viruses. Curr Opin Virol. 2016 10; 20:119-128.
Do citation trends reflect epidemiologic patterns? Assessing MRSA, emerging and re-emerging pathogens, 1963-2014. BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 26; 15:460.
Epidemic Spread of Usutu Virus in Southwest Germany in 2011 to 2013 and Monitoring of Wild Birds for Usutu and West Nile Viruses. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2015 Aug; 15(8):481-8.
The bioactive lipid 4-hydroxyphenyl retinamide inhibits flavivirus replication. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Jan; 59(1):85-95.
West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease: neurological manifestations and prospective longitudinal outcomes. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 May 09; 14:248.
Persistent infection and associated nucleotide changes of West Nile virus serially passaged in hamsters. J Gen Virol. 2008 Dec; 89(Pt 12):3073-3079.
Effects of immunosuppression on West Nile virus infection in hamsters. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Aug; 75(2):356-62.
Nucleotide and amino acid changes in West Nile virus strains exhibiting renal tropism in hamsters. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Oct; 73(4):803-7.
Focal neurological injury caused by West Nile virus infection may occur independent of patient age and premorbid health. J Neurol Sci. 2005 Jul 15; 234(1-2):93-8.