New and Evolving Infections of the 21st Century (Emerging by I.W. Fong (Editor), Ken Alibek (Editor)

By I.W. Fong (Editor), Ken Alibek (Editor)

This quantity offers counsel and solutions to commonly asked questions in infectious illnesses, therefore facilitating more desirable sufferer care, prudent and price powerful administration and research of those problems. different extra advanced yet much less universal stipulations also are reviewed. Uniquely, this quantity without delay discusses a number of controversies relating to infectious illnesses from the twenty first century.

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R. Petersen et al. 1. 1. S. , 2004). WNV meningitis is clinically similar to that of other viral meningitides. Affected persons experience the abrupt onset of fever, headache, and meningeal signs, including nuchal rigidity, the presence of Kernig and/or Brudzinski signs, and photophobia or phonophobia. , 2003a). , 2003a). S. , 2004). 2. S. , 2004). WNV encephalitis may range in severity from a mild, self-limited confusional state to severe encephalopathy, coma, and death. , 2004). Patients with WNV encephalitis frequently develop a coarse tremor, particularly in the upper extremities.

Lancet Infect Dis 2(9): 519–29. , Eleni, C. and Arispici, M. (2000). Clinical and neuropathological features of West Nile virus equine encephalomyelitis in Italy. Equine Vet J 32(1): 31–5. Carey, D. , Rodrigues, F. , Myers, R. M. and Webb, J. K. (1968). Arthropod-borne viral infections in children in Vellore, South India, with particular reference to dengue and West Nile viruses. Indian Pediatrics 5(7): 285–96. Carson, P. , Tate, J. , Tight, R. and Smego, R.

Most patients were asymptomatic, and symptoms were self-limited. 2. , 2003; Kulstad and Wichter, 2003). Presence of WNV in skeletal muscle has been noted (Southam and Moore, 1954). , 2004), and WNV has been identified in hepatic and pancreatic specimens at pathology, suggesting that viscerotropic WNV disease may occur (Southam and Moore, 1954). , 2000), but clinical correlation with cardiac dysfunction in humans remains to be demonstrated. , 2004). One person with central diabetes insipidus complicating WNV encephalitis has been reported (Sherman-Weber and Axelrod, 2004).

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