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US Outbreak Of West Nile Virus Largest Ever
2012-08-23 07:55:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A deadly outbreak of West Nile in the United States is the largest ever recorded, with 47 deaths and thousands people infected in at least 38 states, according to estimates from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). West Nile usually peaks in mid-August, and any new infections usually take a few weeks to show up in estimates, yet the CDC is expecting cases to rise dramatically, in what is being hailed as the...

2009-08-18 06:03:32

An outbreak of Japanese encephalitis has killed dozens of people in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state since the beginning of this year, officials said. The deaths have mostly been reported in the eastern parts of India's largest state, the BBC reported. A senior health official told the BBC 640 people had been admitted to hospitals for the disease and of them 129 had died, a majority of them children. Locally, Japanese encephalitis, which is caused by a virus and spread to humans by...

2009-07-16 15:08:08

Travelers to Japanese encephalitis endemic countries should be advised of the risks of the disease and how to prevent it, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Weekly Report said the risk of Japanese encephalitis for most travelers is very low, but varies by destination, duration, season and activities. The report describes three recent Japanese encephalitis cases among U.S. travelers to Asia. All were Asian immigrants or family members who returned to...

2009-02-05 14:51:02

U.S. researchers have identified molecular interactions that govern the immune system's ability to defend the brain against West Nile virus. The researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Yale University in New Haven, Conn., said that the finding offers the possibility that drug therapies could be developed to improve success in treating West Nile and other viral forms of encephalitis -- a brain inflammation illness that strikes healthy adults and the elderly and...

2008-10-08 09:00:50

New Hampshire health officials say Eastern equine encephalitis has been found in mosquitoes captured in Manchester. The Manchester Health Department said mosquitoes collected Sept. 29 tested positive for the virus. Eastern equine encephalitis can cause high fever and a severe headache. In the severe form of the disease, a stiff neck is a common symptom before seizures and coma, and it can lead to death. No one has tested positive for the disease in the state this year. The Associated...

2008-08-19 12:01:01

The long-term prognosis of recovery from West Nile virus, a central nervous system infection spread by mosquitoes, is good, Canadian researchers said. Study author Dr. Mark of McMaster University in Hamilton said that many people infected by West Nile virus never get sick, so the disease can be difficult to diagnose. However, approximately 20 percent have symptoms that range from mild flu-like illness to neurological problems such as meningoencephalitis, encephalitis and acute flaccid...

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 30--GALESVILLE, Wis. -- A 6-year-old Galesville boy is the Coulee Region's first reported La Crosse encephalitis case this summer. Health officials first thought the boy was infected with the West Nile virus, but the encephalitis diagnosis was confirmed Tuesday by officials at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, where the boy is hospitalized. Dave Geske, La Crosse County mosquito control officer, said he and his staff surveyed the...

2008-07-25 12:01:20

By Cynthia Pegram, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va. Jul. 25--A case of La Crosse encephalitis, a mosquito-borne disease, was confirmed in the Central Shenandoah Health District, which is adjacent to parts of Amherst and Bedford counties. The disease, a potentially dangerous inflammation of the brain, is rare. But health authorities say area residents should take general precautions against mosquito bites, especially protecting children. The patient, who recovered, was a child,...

2008-07-08 03:00:12

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 8--Sexually transmitted diseases continue to be a public health concern in La Crosse County. For the past several years, STDs have been on the rise, and that didn't change much last year, according to the 2007 La Crosse County Health Department annual report. The number of gonorrhea cases in the county more than doubled, from 27 in 2006 to 62 in 2007. The first episode of genital herpes also increased significantly from 74 in 2006 to...

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2006-09-05 10:25:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than a year after being diagnosed with a West Nile virus infection, nearly half of the patients have ongoing health issues including fatigue, memory problems, headache, depression and tremor, a new study shows. The study also warns that patients diagnosed with West Nile fever, which has generally been thought to be a relatively benign, self-limited condition, are just as likely to have lingering health issues as patients who develop more severe West Nile...


Latest La Crosse encephalitis Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 21:04:53

St. Louis Encephalitis is a disease caused by the Culex mosquito borne St. Louis Encephalitis virus. It is related to Japanese encephalitis virus and is a member of the Flaviviridae subgroup. It mainly affects the United States and occasionally hits Canada and Mexico. The name goes back to 1933 within five weeks in autumn an encephalitis epidemic of explosive proportions broke out in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri. Over 1000 cases were reported and the National Institute of Health...

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2011-01-11 12:50:11

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), also called sleeping sickness or Triple E, is a zoonotic alphavirus and arbovirus that exists in the Americas and the Caribbean. It was first seen in Massachusetts in 1831 when 75 horses died of encephalitic illness. It is often associated with coastal plains. EEE was first isolated from the brain of an infected horse in 1933. In 1938 the first human case was confirmed when thirty children died of encephalitis in northeaster United States...

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