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DEP Asks Pennsylvanians to Help Battle West Nile Virus

Warns Proposed Budget Cuts to Program Would Increase Threat of Disease PHILADELPHIA, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer weather at hand, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today asked Pennsylvanians to make every effort to control mosquitoes and reduce th...

PA's First West Nile Positive Sample of 2009 Discovered in York County

State Officials Remind People to Eliminate Standing Water to Reduce Risk of Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State officials today reported the first finding of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania of 2009 -- the earliest in years -- and reminded residents of steps they c...

Course of West Nile Infection Charted

Scientists found levels of certain cytokines spiked during disease stage WEDNESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists in South Africa recently had the rare opportunity to follow the West Nile virus from initial infection through symptoms and recovery in a 29-year-old lab worker w...

The Journal of Nutrition Publishes Study Indicating that AHCC(R) Provides Immune Support against West Nile Virus

Results demonstrate potential for AHCC(R) in individuals living with West Nile Virus or susceptible populations such as the elderly or immune compromised PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published online from The Journal of Nutrition (2009 Jan 13.) has demonstrated that AHCC(...

Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus

Could lead to way to prevent, treat disease in humans WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have zeroed in on more than 300 human genes that appear to impact West Nile virus infection of human cells. Finding ways to interfere with how these genes work may provide ways to...

Season for West Nile Virus/EEE Reportings Begin; Mosquito Vacuum Helps Reduce Backyard Mosquito Population

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Late summer and early fall are prime seasons for the detection and reporting of mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and EEE by health departments and mosquito control boards. (Editor's note: click here for a list of 2008 cases reported in ...

Remember West Nile Virus Safety This Fourth of July

Take Precautions - DEET, DRESS, DAWN AND DUSK, DRAIN SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Fourth of July weekend approaching and families and friends gathering outdoors, the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) is encouraging everyone to take p...

Jane Moffitt, J.D., LL.M. Named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs of Nile Therapeutics

BERKELEY, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NILT.OB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for cardiovascular disease, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Moffitt, J.D., LL.M. as its Vice President of Regulato...

State Legislature Declares April 21 to 25, 2008 West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week

Campaign Alerts Public of the Threat of West Nile Virus and Other Diseases SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosquitoes and warm weather go hand in hand. Coinciding with the launch of mosquito season, the California State Legislature declared the week of April 21 to April 25, 2008 We...

Governor Rendell Proposes County Grants to Combat West Nile Virus, Protect Public Health

$5.3 Million in Grants to Benefit Prevention, Control Efforts in Every County HARRISBURG, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every county in Pennsylvania will benefit from an aggressive effort to monitor and control mosquitoes this summer, said Governor Edward G. Rendell today as he ...

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Study Demonstrates That AHCC(R) Provides Immune Enhancement Against the West Nile Virus

Proves promising for individuals living with West Nile Virus and populations susceptible such as the elderly or immune compromised PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently completed study from researchers at Colorado State University supported by the Division of Vector-Borne In...

DEP to Complete Aerial Mosquito Treatments to Stem West Nile Virus in Southeastern Counties

Spraying Set for Tonight in Parts of Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia Counties NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After encouraging results following the first night of aerial treatments, the Department of Environmental Protection will continue its efforts this eveni...

Positive Mosquito Count for West Nile Virus Lead DEP, Southeastern PA Counties to Ramp up Treatment Activities

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to an exceptionally high number of West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Department of Environmental Protection and its county partners will be stepping up efforts this week to combat the mosquito populatio...

Increases in West Nile Virus Replikin Concentrations Precede Increases in the Number of Human Cases

BOSTON, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins Ltd. has found that the replikin concentration of West Nile Virus increased annually through two distinct cycles as the virus expanded in the U.S.: the first from 2000 to 2003, and the second from 2004 to 2007 (p less than 0.001). Increases in the annual...

Hawaii Biotech Receives Allowance to Perform West Nile Vaccine Clinical Trials

HONOLULU, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii Biotech, Inc. announced today that it has been notified by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it may proceed to initiate a 24 patient safety study in healthy human volunteers with its recombinant, subunit West Nile vaccine. The tri...

UPDATE: Nile Therapeutics Announces Positive Phase 1a Results of CD-NP, a Selective NPR-B Agonist in Clinical Development for the Treatment of Heart Failure

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NILT), today announced results from a Phase 1a clinical study of CD-NP, Nile's selective NPR-B agonist being developed for the treatment of heart failure. The results of this study will be included...

Replikins LLC Finds West Nile Virus Replikin Count Has Reached Its Highest Recorded Value

BOSTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins LLC has discovered a new group of virus structural peptides within virus proteins, called replikins, which provide virus-specific advance quantitative warnings of rapid replication and the risk of epidemics. Replikins LLC has developed software called R...

West Nile Virus Screening and Diagnostics Technology Emerges In Step with North American Outbreak

Helen Londe, M.D. Contributing Editor The first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2005 was reported to have occurred in Kansas in late June. The CDC has released few details on the patient but has confirmed this being 2005's first documented incidence of the mosquito borne disease in the US...

Orkin Warns of Four Pests to Avoid this Fourth of July

...her deadly diseases, are among the most dangerous pests in the world. Although malaria has been eliminated from the U.S., mosquitoes still spread West nile virus (WNV) and other harmful viruses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mosquitoes that spread WNV are most likely to bite...

Aethlon Medical to Present at the 2009 RedChip Small-Cap Investor Conference on June 16, 2009

...), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), H5N1 avian influenza (Bird Flu), the reconstructed 1918 influenza virus (r1918), West nile virus (WNV), and Vaccinia and Monkeypox (MPV), which both serve as models for human smallpox infection. The studies were conducted with the assistanc...
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West Nile Virus Antibody, IgM by ELISA, CSF

Description: ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories' client...
Company:ARUP Laboratories

West Nile Virus Antibodies, IgG & IgM by ELISA, Serum

Description: ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories' client...
Company:ARUP Laboratories

West Nile Virus RNA by RT-PCR

Description: ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories' client...
Company:ARUP Laboratories

West Nile Virus Antibody, IgM by ELISA, Serum

Description: ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories' client...
Company:ARUP Laboratories

West Nile Virus Antibody, IgG by ELISA, Serum

Description: ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories' client...
Company:ARUP Laboratories

West Nile Virus Antibody, IgG by ELISA, CSF

Description: ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories' client...
Company:ARUP Laboratories

West Nile Virus Antibodies, IgG & IgMby ELISA, CSF

Description: ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories' client...
Company:ARUP Laboratories

PROCLEIX® West Nile Virus (WNV) Assay

Description: Gen-Probe is currently developing additional assays for the blood screening market. We have received a total of $3.47 million to date in contract funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which has been used to develop the Procleix WNV Assay. This assay was made available for use ...
Company:Gen-Probe

TaqScreen West Nile Virus Test

Description: Roches patented polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, the worlds leading nucleic acid amplification technology, is an essential component of Roches blood screening assays and other diagnostic products. PCR allows minute amounts of selected unique regions of genetic material to be amplified in...
Company:Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

West Nile Virus IgM Capture ELISA

Description: The Panbio West Nile Virus IgM Capture ELISA is for the qualitative presumptive detection of IgM antibodies to West Nile virus in serum as an aid in the clinical laboratory diagnosis of West Nile virus infection in patients with clinical symptoms consistent with encephalitis / meningitis. Positive ...
Company:PANBIO Inc.

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West Nile Virus

... West nile virus (or WNV) is a virus of the family Flavi...inical guidance, surveillance, ... The West nile Virus Home Page of the U.S. Centers for Disease...tion, and maps related to outbreaks of the West nile virus and mosquito ... How to reduce risk, ...

Virus

... The New England Journal of Medicine -- Screening the Blood Supply for West nile Virus RNA by Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing Because it is highly susceptible to West nile virus , the ... In 1999, the virus was first recognized in North Ameri...

Tick paralysis

... acute, ascending, flaccid ... Most North American cases of tick paralysis occur during April--June, when adult ... Tick Paralysis . West nile Encephalomyelitis. Reproductive System ... In Africa, I rubicundus (Karoo tick paralysis ) and R punctatus in South Africa, ... A: In North Ame...

Encephalitis

...encephalitis by testing the fluid in ... Encephalitis is an acute infection and inflammation of the brain itself. Find out more. ... West nile encephalitis is NOT transmitted from person to person ... Collection of articles about the disease, specific conditions, prevention, and statist...

Daily life

...Dying. Links. Other topics discussed under " Daily Life " include: ... Egypt: Daily Life . Ancient Egypt was a narrow strip of land along the nile River. ... People rubbed themselves daily with perfumed oil. ... Critters of the small kind are featured in this interesting look at the seldom-...
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West Nile virus studies show how star-shaped brain cells cope with infection

A new study published as the cover article for the April 2009 issue of The FASEB Journal ( http://www.fasebj.org ) promises to give physicians new ways to reduce deadly responses to viral infections of the brain and spinal cord. In the report, scientists from Columbia University, NY, detail for...

UQ research targets West Nile virus and dengue fever

Research conducted at The University of Queensland could contribute to the development of a vaccine and cure for West Nile virus and Dengue fever. Led by Associate Professor Alexander Khromykh, a team of researchers from UQ's School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences identified a novel charac...

Study: Bird diversity lessens human exposure to West Nile Virus

This one's for the birds. A study by biologists at Washington University in St. Louis shows that the more diverse a bird population is in an area, the less chance humans have of exposure to West Nile Virus (WNV). Now, let's hear it for the birds. "The bottom line is that where there are more...

Diversity among bird populations found to reduce threat of West Nile virus

Santa Barbara, California - A biologist and undergraduate student have discovered that what's good for an area's bird population is also good for people living nearby. The research, by John P. Swaddle and Stavros E. Calos, published June 25 in the online peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE, indica...

Earlier bites by uninfected mosquitoes boost West Nile deaths in lab mice

GALVESTON, Texas Theres one more reason to try to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, scientists have discovered: bites from mosquitoes that arent infected by the West Nile virus may make the disease worse in people who acquire it later from West Nile-infected mosquitoes. Researchers from the Un...

West Nile virus' spread through nerve cells linked to serious complication

Oct. 18, 2007 -- Scientists believe they have found an explanation for a puzzling and serious complication of West Nile virus infection. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Utah State University showed that West Nile virus can enter a nerve cell, replicate an...

UGA Odum School of Ecology professor receives grant to study West Nile Virus in NYC

Athens, Ga. When West Nile virus first struck New York City in 1999, news of the potentially fatal illness alarmed citizens and public health officials alike, showing that even affluent, urban societies are vulnerable to vector-borne diseases. Although West Nile virus has been widely studied, the...

New strategy developed to combat West Nile Virus

The spread of West Nile Virus appears to be triggered by a complex interaction of mosquitoes, nesting birds and specific weather patterns, scientists say, which leads to "amplification" of the virus within mosquito populations. Researchers from Oregon State University and the University of Florid...

Genetic mutation linked to West Nile virus infection

A genetic mutation that protects against HIV increases the risk of developing clinical West Nile Virus infection, according to a new study appearing online on January 9th in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. The mutation in question is a small deletion in a gene that encodes a protein called ...

Screening blood for West Nile virus

A recent mandate to screen blood donations in all US states for West Nile virus (WNV) makes little sense from a public health point of view, say researchers from Columbia University and Harvard School of Public Health. And while this is not yet the time of year to worry about mosquitoes, it seem...

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MacroGenics Announces the Initiation of a Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Monoclonal Antibody MGAWN1 in Subjects with Suspected Central Nervous System Infection Due to West Nile Virus

ROCKVILLE, Md. , July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MacroGenics, Inc. today announced the initiation of the PARADIGM trial, a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating MGAWN1, a humanized monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of individuals with suspected central nervous system infection due to West Nile Viru...

Hsiao Dee Lieu, M.D., F.A.C.C. Named VP of Clinical Research of Nile Therapeutics

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NILT.OB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for cardiovascular disease, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hsiao Dee Lieu, M.D., F.A.C.C. as its Vice President of C...

Nile Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase 2 Study of CD-NP for the Treatment of Acute Heart Failure

... SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a company fo...ger Phase 2b study in acute heart failure." nile expects to announce interim results of the study l...he full study available in 2010. About nile Therapeutics ...

FDA Grants First Authorization of a Commercial 2009 H1N1 Flu Test for use During Pandemic Flu Emergency to Quest Diagnostics' Focus Diagnostics Business

...ts in the U.S. for emerging diseases, such as West nile Virus and SARS. HerpeSelect(R) type-specific HSV serology and West nile Virus DxSelect(TM) are top-selling Focus Diagnosti...oping the first laboratory developed test for West nile virus after it was identified in New York in 1999....

Nile Therapeutics, Inc. Completes $3.4 Million Private Placement

... SAN FRANCISCO, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a company fo...le exemption from those registration requirements. nile has agreed to file a registration statement coveri...f any such jurisdiction. About nile Therapeutics ...

Nile Therapeutics, Inc. To Raise $3.4 Million in Private Placement

... SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a company fo...nder the terms of a Securities Purchase Agreement, nile will sell an aggregate of approximately 2.7 millio...le exemption from those registration requirements. nile has agreed to file a registration statement coveri...

Thomson Reuters Makes Disease Briefing on Influenza Covering H1N1 (Swine Flu) Publicly Available

... Science Integrity drug discovery and development portal includes 107 Disease Briefings on diseases and disorders ranging from Acne to Cancer to West nile Fever. The Disease Briefings are fully integrated into Prous Science Integrity's suite of scientific information and tools covering the biology, c...

Nile Therapeutics CD-NP Clinical Program for Acute Heart Failure Released From Clinical Hold by FDA

... SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a company fo...amage subsequent to cardiac surgery. About nile Therapeutics nile Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmace...

Nile Therapeutics Provides Update on Phase II CD-NP Clinical Trial for Acute Heart Failure

...AN FRANCISCO, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a leading co...gational New Drug (IND) application materials that nile submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...amage subsequent to cardiac surgery. About nile Therapeutics ...

Aethlon Medical Announces Data Supported Strategy to Increase Hepatitis-C (HCV) Cure Rates

...), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), H5N1 avian influenza (Bird Flu), the reconstructed 1918 influenza virus (r1918), West nile virus (WNV), and Vaccinia and Monkeypox (MPV), which both serve as models for human smallpox infection. The studies were conducted with the assistanc...
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Arbovirus

... orders can be arboviruses. List of arboviruses (not complete): Dengue fever Ross River virus Vesicular stomatitis virus West nile virus Yellow fever ...

Reproduction

...ed in an artificial environment, most offspring do not survive to adults . A rabbit (mature after 8 months) produces 10 - 30 offspring per year, a nile Crocodile (15 years) produces 50, and a fruit fly (10-14 days) produces up to 900. Both strategies can be favoured by evolution : animals with few...

Flaviviridae

...uses that infect mammals . They include the following genera: Genus Flavivirus (type species Yellow fever virus , others include West nile virus ) Genus Hepacivirus (type species Hepatitis C virus ) Genus Pestivirus (type species Bovine viral diarrhea virus , others includ...

Reproduction

...ed in an artificial environment, most offspring do not survive to adults . A rabbit (mature after 8 months) produces 10 - 30 offspring per year, a nile Crocodile (15 years) produces 50, and a fruit fly (10-14 days) produces up to 900. Both strategies can be favoured by evolution : animals with few...

Virus classification

...s Family Closteroviridae Family Comoviridae Family Dicistroviridae Family Flaviviridae - e.g. Yellow fever virus , West nile virus , Hepatitis C virus Family Flexiviridae Family Hepeviridae - e.g. Hepatitis E virus Family Leviviridae Family Lut...
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