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T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging was carried out. (A) Hyperintensities were noted in the bilateral thalami (arrows with black outline) and globus pallidi (arrows with red outline). (B) The white arrows indicate hyperintensities in the substantia nigra.

Brought Down by a Mosquito? West Nile Virus Encephalitis

  Neurologic symptoms in a previously healthy man spurred a battery of tests to determine the cause. The 51-year-old patient lived alone and was transferred to our intensive care unit from another facility. Emergency medical services personnel first brought him to his local emergency department, where he stated that he had not been feeling well […]

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The primary mosquito vectors of Zika virus in Mississippi. (A) Aedes aegypti and (B) Aedes albopictus. Note the difference in white markings on the back. Figure courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Health.

Essential Facts About Mosquito Control and Zika Virus

The threat to persons living in the southern United States from Zika virus (ZIKV) is both significant and ongoing. Although there are several modes of transmission of ZIKV to humans, mosquito transmission is the primary avenue by which persons become infected. Only 2 mosquito species are likely able to transmit ZIKV to humans in the […]

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close up of a mosquito on skin

Zika: Should The Games Go On?

The Zika virus, a mosquito-born disease, has been linked to microcephaly, a devastating birth defect. The virus has spread across Brazil and into other South American countries as it marches north to the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been issuing regular announcements and using social media, particularly Twitter, to disseminate […]

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