The virology, epidemiology, and clinical impact of West Nile virus: a decade of advancements in research since its introduction into the Western Hemisphere.

Abstract:

:West Nile virus (WNV) is now endemic in the USA. After the widespread surge of virus activity across the USA, research has flourished, and our knowledge base has significantly expanded over the past 10 years since WNV was first recognized in New York City. This article provides a review of the virology of WNV, history, epidemiology, clinical features, pathology of infection, the innate and adaptive immune response, host risk factors for developing severe disease, clinical sequelae following severe disease, chronic infection, and the future of prevention.

journal_name

Epidemiol Infect

authors

Murray KO,Walker C,Gould E

doi

10.1017/S0950268811000185

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2011-06-01 00:00:00

pages

807-17

issue

6

eissn

0950-2688

issn

1469-4409

pii

S0950268811000185

journal_volume

139

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