"West Nile virus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE). It can infect birds and mammals. In humans, it is seen most frequently in Africa, Asia, and Europe presenting as a silent infection or undifferentiated fever (WEST NILE FEVER). The virus appeared in North America for the first time in 1999. It is transmitted mainly by CULEX spp mosquitoes which feed primarily on birds, but it can also be carried by the Asian Tiger mosquito, AEDES albopictus, which feeds mainly on mammals.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "West Nile virus" by people in Profiles.
Gnann JW, Agrawal A, Hart J, Buitrago M, Carson P, Hanfelt-Goade D, Tyler K, Spotkov J, Freifeld A, Moore T, Reyno J, Masur H, Jester P, Dale I, Li Y, Aban I, Lakeman FD, Whitley RJ. Lack of Efficacy of High-Titered Immunoglobulin in Patients with West Nile Virus Central Nervous System Disease. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 11; 25(11):2064-2073.
Peterson JK, Kesson AM, King NJC. A theoretical model of the West Nile Virus survival data. BMC Immunol. 2017 06 21; 18(Suppl 1):22.
Hart J, Tillman G, Kraut MA, Chiang HS, Strain JF, Li Y, Agrawal AG, Jester P, Gnann JW, Whitley RJ. West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease: neurological manifestations and prospective longitudinal outcomes. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 May 09; 14:248.
Welch RJ, Anderson BL, Litwin CM. Evaluation of a new commercial enzyme immunoassay for the detection of IgM antibodies to West Nile virus using a ratio method to eliminate nonspecific reactivity. J Clin Lab Anal. 2008; 22(5):362-6.
Rawlins ML, Swenson EM, Hill HR, Litwin CM. Evaluation of an enzyme immunoassay for detection of immunoglobulin M antibodies to West Nile virus and the importance of background subtraction in detecting nonspecific reactivity. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2007 Jun; 14(6):665-8.
Malan AK, Martins TB, Hill HR, Litwin CM. Evaluations of commercial West Nile virus immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM enzyme immunoassays show the value of continuous validation. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Feb; 42(2):727-33.
Malan AK, Stipanovich PJ, Martins TB, Hill HR, Litwin CM. Detection of IgG and IgM to West Nile virus. Development of an immunofluorescence assay. Am J Clin Pathol. 2003 Apr; 119(4):508-15.