West Nile Virus: Biology, Transmission, and Human Infection

February 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Clin. Microbiol. Rev. October 2012 25(4): 635-648

Tonya M. Colpitts, Michael J. Conway, Ruth R. Montgomery, and Erol Fikrig

aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases

bSection of Rheumatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

cHoward Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA

West Nile Virus was introduced into the Western Hemisphere during the late summer of 1999 and has been causing significant and sometimes severe human diseases since that time.

This article briefly touches upon the biology of the virus and provides a comprehensive review regarding recent discoveries about virus transmission, virus acquisition, and human infection and disease.

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero.

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