West Nile fever Current Affairs, GK & News

What is West Nile virus?

Russia issued a warning about the possibility of rise in cases of West Nile Virus  infections this autumn because mild temperatures and heavy precipitation are the favourable circumstances for mosquitos carrying the virus. Highlights More than 80% of West Nile fever cases are registered in the southwest Russia. According to the reports, human cases of ..

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AEG12 Mosquito Protein

The researchers from the US National Institutes of Health have found that, a mosquito protein called AEG12 strongly inhibits the family of viruses which causes dengue, yellow fever, Zika and West Nile. They also noted that the protein also inhibits the coronaviruses. Key Findings The researchers further found that the mosquito protein, AEG12, works by ..

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7-year-old boy from Kerala diagnosed with WNV feve

The West Nile Virus (WNV) fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection, which is rare in India. It is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes West Nile fever. It is a member of the family Flaviviridae, specifically from the genus Flavivirus, which also contains the Zika virus, dengue virus, and yellow fever virus. The World Health ..

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