Published on: May 30, 2022

WEST NILE FEVER

WEST NILE FEVER

http://clindatainsight.com/wp-content/cache/minify/8fc7a.js NEWS : http://asideofbooks.com/category/conferences/ One fatality reported in Kerala due to West Nile fever

WEST NILE FEVER

  • Caused by Virus (WNV) , which is a member of the flavivirus genus and belongs to the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of the family Flaviviridae.
  • Cause neurological disease and death in people
  • Commonly found in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and West Asia
  • Virus is maintained in nature in a cycle involving transmission between birds and mosquitoes. Humans, horses and other mammals can be infected
  • Treatment is supportive for patients with neuro-invasive West Nile virus, often involving hospitalization, intravenous fluids, respiratory support, and prevention of secondary infections. No vaccine is available for humans.