WNV


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WNV

Abbreviation for West Nile virus.
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Equine WNV is also a World Organisation for Animal Health-listed disease, enabling researchers to use horses for WNV surveillance internationally.
The Rapid Analyte Measurement Platform (RAMP) test (Response Biomedical Corp, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada), a rapid and accurate WNV antigen assay, was successfully incorporated into the testing program in 2003.
Eight (53%) of 15 counties reported cases; 45 (60%) WNV and 18 (95%) SLEV disease cases were reported from Maricopa County.
Risk for WNV is not high during early spring, but increases with warm weather.
A total of 720 cases of WNV disease were reported in 2009, including 386 (54%) cases of WNV neuroinvasive disease, CDC said in July 2010 -Morbidity and Mortality Report MMWR).
The first genetic risk factor to be identified for symptomatic WNV infection was a deletion mutation in the cell surface protein called chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5).
Continuing outbreaks of WNV in the Americas and other regions of the world has prompted several countries to conduct seroprevalence and vector-competence studies to evaluate the risk of establishment of virulent strains of WNV into their particular region.
People have an important role to play in monitoring for WNV and protecting themselves and their loved ones.
Both the ELISA and the strip format assay use the same principle and the same WNV antigen (suckling mouse brain WNV protein E or recombinantly produced WNV protein E fraction) and flavivirus-specific monoclonal antibody 6B6C-1.
Of the cases reported, 1,165 (43%) were WNV neuroinvasive disease (WNND), which includes meningitis, encephalitis, or acute flaccid paralysis; 1,434 (52%) were West Nile fever (WNF); and 145 (5%) were unspecified illnesses.
Public and legal controversy, however, has surrounded some legal responses to WNV that focus on enhanced mosquito abatement efforts.