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WNV: West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus News

  • 2013/07/09: Eureka: Bird vaccine for West Nile Virus
  • 2008/10/30: CBC: Canada barely bitten by West Nile in 2008
  • 2008/05/19: PhysOrg: Researchers make West Nile vaccine breakthrough
  • 2007/09/26: CBC: 10,000 Manitobans likely infected with West Nile: health officials
  • 2007/09/14: CBC: Canada records worst year for West Nile
    So far this summer, 1,790 people are known to have become infected with West Nile, compared with the previous record of 1,481 cases in 2003.
  • 2007/09/14: CBC: Sask. West Nile infections top 1,000
  • 2007/09/15: CTV: Canada has worst year ever for West Nile virus
  • 2007/09/07: CBC: More than 800 West Nile infections in Saskatchewan, officials say
  • 2007/08/23: CBC: West Nile cases double in Manitoba - Number of diagnoses also up in Alberta, Saskatchewan
  • 2007/08/22: NewScientist: Deadliness of West Nile virus explained
    A single genetic mutation might explain why West Nile virus has, within a decade, switched from causing relatively mild infections in humans to outbreaks of deadly encephalitis
  • 2007/08/16: CanWest: West Nile infections on pace to set a record [in Canada]
  • 2007/08/05: CBC: Manitoba orders spraying following West Nile death
  • 2007/07/26: CBC: Manitoba's West Nile count jumps to 25
  • 2007/06/08: CBC: West Nile cases rose in U.S. last year, agency reports
    West Nile virus sickened nearly 1,500 people in the U.S. last year, the highest number of cases reported since 2003, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2006, 1,491 cases of serious brain or nervous system problems among West Nile patients were reported, and at least 177 people died, the agency said Friday in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. During 2006, the virus expanded mainly in the northwestern region of the U.S., where some counties saw their first cases, the report said.
  • 2007/05/16: NewScientist: [West Nile] Virus disaster for US birds
  • 2006/10/06: CBC: Threat of West Nile virus unpredictable
  • 2006/05/04: Eureka: New strategy developed to combat West Nile Virus
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