West Nile Virus

Arthritis drug may help treat memory loss from West Nile virus

Arthritis drug may help treat memory loss from West Nile virus

Spread by the bite of a mosquito, West Nile virus can cause fever and sometimes life-threatening brain infections known as West Nile encephalitis.

Jan 12, 2018, 13:15 PM IST
Stressed-out birds more inviting to mosquitoes

Stressed-out birds more inviting to mosquitoes

 Birds exposed to stress such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution were twice as likely to be bitten by mosquitoes that transmit the West Nile virus, finds a study.

Aug 12, 2016, 00:12 AM IST

Why West Nile virus is more dangerous in the elderly

 West Nile virus (WNV) is particularly dangerous in older people, who account for a large number of severe cases and deaths caused by the virus, says a study.

Jul 26, 2015, 15:26 PM IST

Antiviral compound may protect brain from deadly virus

Researchers have identified an antiviral compound which can help protect the brain from the West Nile virus that can cause a serious neurologic illness.

May 17, 2015, 16:37 PM IST
Infectious diseases spreading due to global warming: Study

Infectious diseases spreading due to global warming: Study

 Climate change has triggered the spread of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts such as West Nile virus and Ebola, an alarming study shows.

Feb 16, 2015, 11:26 AM IST

Dengue fever could soon be history

New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.

Apr 18, 2014, 13:02 PM IST

New tobacco plant fights West Nile virus

Scientists have developed therapeutics from a new generation of tobacco plant that fights West Nile virus and other pathogens.

Mar 28, 2014, 11:14 AM IST

DEET breakthrough could revolutionize global battle against malaria

Researchers including an Indian-origin have known that insects are repelled by N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, also known as DEET, but which olfactory receptors insects used to sense it had eluded scientists for long.

Oct 03, 2013, 11:56 AM IST

Scientists crack secret of mosquito`s immunity

Scientists have cracked the code of how mosquitoes develop immunity to virus, potentially opening the way to better vaccines for diseases such as dengue.

Oct 05, 2012, 11:05 AM IST

West Nile cases up 40% from last week

A 40 percent rise in the number of West Nile cases has been reported in the United States, federal health officials said Wednesday.

Aug 30, 2012, 10:25 AM IST

US hit by biggest West Nile outbreak ever

The US has been hit hard by the largest ever outbreak of West Nile virus that has killed 47 people and infected an estimated 95,000 in 38 states.

Aug 23, 2012, 10:18 AM IST

Scientists on trail of West Nile Virus

Scientists are now one step closer in solving the mystery of how the West Nile Virus migrates.

Jul 25, 2011, 20:40 PM IST

Scientists on trail of West Nile Virus

Scientists are now one step closer in solving the mystery of how the West Nile Virus migrates.

Jul 25, 2011, 00:00 AM IST