West Nile Virus Newswire

West Nile Virus Newswire

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  1. West Nile found in Pinellas County chickens in East LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Pinellas County is urging residents to stay vigilant after two sentinel chickens tested positive for the West Nile virus on Dec. 5. The chickens were found in the Cross Bayou area of St. Petersburg and unincorporated East Lake on Keystone Road, near Tarpon Springs. Mosquitos will bite anything, Bolling said, including these chickens that serve as a means of early detection of some mosquito-borne diseases.

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  2. Drug Blocks Zika and Dengue Viruses in StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Health News Digest

    A small-molecule inhibitor tested by researchers at Yale and Stanford may be the answer to blocking the spread of harmful mosquito-borne pathogens, including Zika and dengue viruses, according to a new study published in Cell Reports . The molecule, dubbed NGI-1, was identified by co-author Joseph Contessa, M.D., an associate professor of therapeutic radiology and of pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine.

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  3. Notifiable Diseases and Mortality TablesRead the original story

    Thursday | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    ... Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (ArboNET Surveillance). Data for West Nile virus are available in Table II. ** Not reportable in all jurisdictions. Data from states where the condition is not reportable are ...

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  4. Drug blocks Zika and other deadly viruses in cells cultures, Stanford researchers findRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 12 | Stanford

    A team of Stanford researchers is developing approaches to thwart a family of deadly viruses called flaviviruses , by targeting the human cells that host these invading pathogens. Flaviviruses include the dengue-fever, yellow-fever, West Nile and Zika viruses transmitted to humans by mosquitos, as well as encephalitis transmitted by ticks.

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  5. Cancer scans 'clear' for Bossier youth coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 12 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... . Yolanda's son Cameron has played for Tommy on multiple sports teams. Earlier this year, Tommy contracted West Nile virus after its suspected he was bitten by a virus-carrying mosquito while his immune system was weakened from the cancer treatments.

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  6. How Zika virus induces congenital microcephalyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 12 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... observed are specific to an infection by ZIKV, as other neurotropical viruses of the flavivirus family (West Nile virus, yellow fever,...) did not cause microcephaly, in contrast to Zika virus . According to Prof. Marc Lecuit, "These results ...

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  7. Scientists discover specific mechanism of Zika virus-associated microcephalyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 11 | Medical News

    ... observed are specific to an infection by ZIKV, as other neurotropical viruses of the flavivirus family (West Nile virus, yellow fever,...) did not cause microcephaly, in contrast to Zika virus. According to Prof. Marc Lecuit, "these results ...

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  8. The Hurricane Disaster We Don't Hear AboutRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 8 | Cleaning & Maintenance Mgmt.

    With four major hurricanes at a category 3 or higher, 2017 has been one of the worst hurricane seasons on record. After each event, our hearts go out to the people impacted by these storms.

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  9. Immunosenescence: What Owners of Old Horses Need to KnowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 8 | The Horse

    ... Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis, tetanus, equine influenza (EIV), rhinopneumonitis (EHV-1), and West Nile virus (WNV) in senior horses with and without PPID. Her team found that all horses showed a significant increase in EIV, EHV-1, ...

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  10. It's Christmas again for flood victims Amy and Russell ComeauxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 7 | Anniston Star

    ... in Madison's bedroom, while Russell Comeaux, who cannot navigate the stairs after a near-fatal bout with West Nile virus, stayed downstairs in a room roughly finished through the Shelter in Place program. The house was still a mess with no heat and ...

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  11. Study: Native plants are better "food hubs" for birds than non-native plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Michigan Radio

    ... in a way. We put out our nets to see what we catch," he says. Robins are considered "super-spreaders" of West Nile virus. They're especially good at passing the virus to mosquitoes, and mosquitoes, of course, can then pass it to us. It turns out a ...

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  12. West Nile Virus found in 5 ruffed grouse birds in MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 5 | WKHM-AM Jackson

    Five ruffed grouse birds have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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  13. State: 5 ruffed grouse test positive for West Nile VirusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 4 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... in Iron, Delta, Roscommon and Missaukee counties. Two were found dead and three were shot by hunters. West Nile Virus primarily is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ...

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  14. West Nile Virus found in Michigan ruffed grouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 3 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    For the first time, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in the state's ruffed grouse population. The birds were sent to the DNR's Wildlife Disease Laboratory in Lansing for testing where the virus was confirmed.

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  15. One case of West Nile found in VolusiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 1 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    Local public health officials have discovered a case of the West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne illness, in Volusia County. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has continued surveillance efforts.

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  16. FDA panel recommends Zika testing of donated blood be relaxedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 1 | Reuters

    ... panel's recommendation would bring Zika virus testing more in line with the way U.S. blood banks screen for West Nile Virus. The panel recommended that criteria be established for resuming individual unit testing if risks increase. These could ...

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  17. Deadly mosquito-borne horse disease discovered in Dillon CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 1 | The Georgetown Times

    ... best defense for horse owners is to maintain current equine vaccinations for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile virus and rabies for their horses." South Carolina led the nation in cases of the disease in 2013 with 49 infected horses. Of those, ...

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  18. West Nile numbers riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 1 | WWSB

    CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL - So far this year, 32 sentinel chickens tested positive for West Nile Virus, and four for St. Louis encephalitis, making Sarasota County the second-highest in Florida for disease present in birds, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Every week since Aug. 8, chickens from flocks in neighborhoods, including Englewood, North Port, Venice, Osprey and Sarasota, have tested positive for the disease.

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  19. Notifiable Diseases and Mortality TablesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 30 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    ... Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (ArboNET Surveillance). Data for West Nile virus are available in Table II. ** Not reportable in all jurisdictions. Data from states where the condition is not reportable are ...

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  20. Researchers use supercomputers to study the West Nile virusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 30 | Daily Texan

    Using the computing powers of the Texas Advanced Computing Center, TACC, at UT-Austin, researchers are making progress on the biological mechanisms of West Nile virus. The computational heavy lifting was done by the TACC's Stampede2, Jetstream and Lonestar 5. "Humans get infected with West Nile virus by the bite of an infected mosquito," said Margo Brinton, lead author and professor of biology at Georgia State University.

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