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West Nile Virus (WNV)

  • Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus Infection
    Summertime means mosquitoes and West Nile virus season. An infected mosquito bite can make you or a family member sick with West Nile virus. Stay healthy by avoiding mosquito bites, especially from dusk to dawn when the mosquitoes that spread West Nile virus are most ...More
    August 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Mowing Dry Detention Basins Makes Mosquito Problems Worse
    A study of the West Nile virus risk associated with "dry" water-detention basins in Central Illinois took an unexpected turn when land managers started mowing the basins. The mowing of wetland plants in basins that failed to drain properly led to a boom in populations of ...More
    July 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • NIH-Funded Vaccine for West Nile Virus Enters Human Clinical Trials
    A clinical trial of a new investigational vaccine designed to protect against West Nile Virus infection will be sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The experimental vaccine was discovered ...More
    July 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Track Environmental Data, Mosquitoes to Fight West Nile Virus
    When it comes to fighting West Nile virus, it’s all about timing. Through a three-year NASA grant, two South Dakota State University researchers will help mosquito control officials use mosquito surveillance and environmental data to target West Nile virus. ...More
    July 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • Landscaping Can Impact West Nile Virus Risk
    A new study looks at how leaf litter in water influences the abundance of Culex pipiens mosquitoes, which can transmit West Nile virus to humans, domestic animals, birds and other wildlife. The study found that different species of leaf litter in standing water influence ...More
    July 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • Antiviral Compound May Protect Brain From Pathogens, West Nile Virus Study Shows
    Researchers have found that an antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens. Studying West Nile virus infection in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed that interferon-lambda tightens the blood-brain barrier, ...More
    May 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Aim to Forecast West Nile Outbreaks
    New research has identified correlations between weather conditions and the occurrence of West Nile virus disease in the United States, raising the possibility of being able to better predict outbreaks. ...More
    May 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • First-of-Its-Kind West Nile Virus Vaccine Now in Phase I Clinical Trials
    A novel investigational West Nile virus vaccine discovered and developed by scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University is being evaluated in an NIH-sponsored Phase 1, first-in-human, clinical trial at Duke University. ...More
    May 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • California Sets Record for West Nile Virus Activity
    It was a record-breaking year for West Nile virus activity in 2014, according to Dr. Karen Smith,  California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer. California had the second-highest number of human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2014 ...More
    April 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Brazil Reports First West Nile Virus Case to World Health Organization
    On Dec. 9, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Brazil reported a case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state of Piauí (PI) to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is the first detection of a human case of WNV infection in Brazil. The case has been under investigation ...More
    December 16, 2014 Posted in News
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