Protein May Provide Link To Potential West Nile Virus Treatment

Protein May Provide Link To Potential West Nile Virus Treatment

Mosquito-borne diseases such as the West Nile and Zika viruses have been a cause of constant concern among many places around the world. These viruses can cause health problems and even death among those who are infected. These diseases have been a constant cause of concern every year in the US. With rising cases being […]

Insect Repellents to Prevent West Nile Virus Mosquito Bites

Insect Repellents to Prevent West Nile Virus Mosquito Bites

The West Nile virus is a virus that is mainly transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. It is necessary therefore to find some form of protection from this virus because of the hazards that it can bring. One such way of veering away from the West Nile virus is by using repellents.There are several repellents available in the local grocery store which can all ward off infectious mosquitoes. Aside from this, they also have another common denominator, and this pertains to the general ru…

What Is West Nile Encephalitis?

What Is West Nile Encephalitis?

West Nile encephalitis, also known as WNE, is, in itself, recognized as a virus borne from arthropods which are known to carry it with them. In addition, it is characterized from where it is based, what are its clinical features and findings. Known to have originated and become an endemic in the eastern hemisphere, it has already spread across the United States. Culex, Anopheles and Aedes mosquitoes are said to be the ones that transported the diseases to wild birds which in turn have infected h…

Mosquito-Borne Disease Management Plan

Mosquito-Borne Disease Management Plan

Mosquito-borne diseases may seem such a third-world occurrence, but it is a very real and very current threat to health. Worldwide, around 100 million people die each year from mosquito-borne diseases, while another 700 million get sick from related sicknesses. Many of these diseases are already present in the United States. Those which aren’t already in the US mainland are only a plane ride away. In response to this threat, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC has released guide…

Reduce Risk of Contracting West Nile Virus

Reduce Risk of Contracting West Nile Virus

Basic prevention tips can help people from contracting the disease both on adults and children. Known to bring fatal viral infections like encephalitis, a disease that causes the inflamed brain to push toward the skull, ¬†and meningitis, the inflammation of the meninges, the West Nile Virus is as insidious as it can be. Yet knowing what to do to prevent from getting infected is one of the best ways from staying free from it.Using DEETFor adultsProducts with 10% to 35% DEET can provide enough prot…

History of the West Nile Virus

History of the West Nile Virus

Through phylogenetic lineage studies, it was known that the West Nile Virus (WNV) is already a disease that existed a thousand years ago. It had two different lineages: the first, as a epidemic disease, alongside these are the other diseases associated with it, and the second, as a zoonose, or organisms that are said to be the reason for its transmission yet are not carriers of any infectious disease. Both developed in Africa.It was way back in 1937 in West Nile District in Uganda that the virus…

Methods of Mosquito Control

Methods of Mosquito Control

One way of preventing the spread of diseases such as the West Nile Fever, malaria, etc. is through effective mosquito control methods. There are many different ways that this can be done in the community as well as in the home. Collective action seems to be the best way that communities as well as the different states will be able to do in order to control the seasonal spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Targeting its sourceOne of the most effective methods of controlling mosquito populations is …

Understanding West Nile Virus

Understanding West Nile Virus

The West Nile virus belongs to the Flaviviridae family of viruses. This virus, which is also a part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses, can be found in both temperate and tropical areas of the globe. The virus is said to primarily to infect birds but is also transmitted to other animals such as horses, cats, dogs, rodents, rabbits as well as humans. The West Nile virus is said to originate from various remote areas such as Africa, West Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle E…

Reducing the Risk of West Nile Virus

Reducing the Risk of West Nile Virus

Preventing the spread of the West Nile virus includes being aware of the facts about the said virus. There are certain myths out there that people may believe to be true but are in fact false. This might lead them to take those myths to heart which may be detrimental to the prevention of the disease. The threat of the West Nile virus is unavoidable. This is not true. This myth may have been borne out of the unavailability of an effective vaccine for the said disease. Currently, there is no vacci…

West Nile Virus Signs and Symptoms

West Nile Virus Signs and Symptoms

The West Nile virus or WNV for short is a virus that is a member of the Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus which is present in both temperate as well as tropical regions of the world. It is also known as the “West Nile Fever” or “West Nile encephalitis”. It is part of an antigenic composite of different viruses and is known to affect the brain. The word encephalitis actually means inflammation of the brain.The causes of West Nile virus is viral as well as bacterial infections which is essentially …