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West Nile virus MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
West Nile virus
Tree Number(s)
B04.820.230.475.950
B04.820.578.344.350.300.950
Unique ID
D014902
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014902
Annotation
infection = WEST NILE FEVER
Scope Note
A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE). It can infect birds and mammals. In humans, it is seen most frequently in Africa, Asia, and Europe presenting as a silent infection or undifferentiated fever (WEST NILE FEVER). The virus appeared in North America for the first time in 1999. It is transmitted mainly by CULEX spp mosquitoes which feed primarily on birds, but it can also be carried by the Asian Tiger mosquito, AEDES albopictus, which feeds mainly on mammals.
Entry Term(s)
Egypt 101 virus
Kunjin virus
Registry Number
txid11082
Related Numbers
txid11077
NLM Classification #
QW 168.5.F5
See Also
West Nile Fever
Public MeSH Note
1973; for KUNJIN VIRUS see ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE 1994-2001
History Note
1973 (1965); for KUNJIN VIRUS use ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE 1994-2001
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
West Nile virus Preferred
Kunjin virus Narrower
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