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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Aug;11(8):1174-9.

Virology, pathology, and clinical manifestations of West Nile virus disease.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526, USA. ebh2@cdc.gov

Abstract

West Nile virus (WNV) causes epidemics of febrile illness, meningitis, encephalitis, and flaccid paralysis. Since it was first detected in New York City in 1999, and through 2004, >16,000 WNV disease cases have been reported in the United States. Over the past 5 years, research on WNV disease has expanded rapidly. This review highlights new information regarding the virology, clinical manifestations, and pathology of WNV disease, which will provide a new platform for further research into diagnosis, treatment, and possible prevention of WNV through vaccination.

PMID:
16102303
PMCID:
PMC3320472
DOI:
10.3201/eid1108.050289b
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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