West Nile virus: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Kerala’s alert regarding West Nile Virus

The death of a child in Kerala’s Malappuram district has drawn attention to the epidemiology of the little-known West Nile Virus in India. Though awareness is low, the virus is endemic to several States. However, official records do not reflect this, given the difficulty of diagnosing WNV in its acute phase. More tests are typically ..

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 ..