West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus indigenous to Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia, and has recently been responsible for outbreaks of encephalitis in Romania34 and the United States.35 Birds are the natural reservoir of infection. It can cause a distinctive clinical syndrome with flaccid weakness, hyporeflexia, and encephalitis, predominantly of the brain stem. Seroepidemiological studies suggest that up to 200 cases of mild or asymptomatic disease occur for each recognised case of encephalitis. In the Romanian outbreak, mortality was related to age. Although there is no specific therapy, ribavirin has been shown to inhibit West Nile Virus replication in culture. Presently there is no vaccine, so disease prevention depends on vector mosquito control.

Reducing Blood Pressure Naturally

Reducing Blood Pressure Naturally

Do You Suffer From High Blood Pressure? Do You Feel Like This Silent Killer Might Be Stalking You? Have you been diagnosed or pre-hypertension and hypertension? Then JOIN THE CROWD Nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States suffer from High Blood Pressure and only 1 in 3 adults are actually aware that they have it.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment