New West Nile Virus and Von Willebrand Disease Reviews at EurekaMag.com

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The Bio Magazine Eurekamag.com publishes reviews on a wide range of topics within the biological sciences. The magazine publishes 1-4 such reviews every day and the latest inclusions cover the West Nile Virus and Von Willebrand Disease.

The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com covers a wide range of topics including biology, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, geography, environment and health. Drawing from this pool of scientific disciplines, it publishes reviews on topics which have recently become popular in the public as indicated by popular search terms on web search engines including Google.

The review on the West Nile Virus covers the causes, incidence, and risk factors associated with this viral disease which is transmitted by mosquitoes. It's origin may be in Kenya where transmission of the virus occurs in the primary maintenance mosquito vector. From there it was most likely disseminated by migratory birds between Africa and Europe. Later in 1999, West Nile Virus was identified as the aetiologic agent of an outbreak of human encephalitis in New York City. By then, West Nile virus was identified as the cause of clinical disease of birds from two wildlife facilities in New York City. The virus was detected in brains, hearts, spleens, livers, kidneys, adrenals, intestines, pancreata, lungs, and ovaries of affected birds. Later on, outbreak surveillance identified 59 patients who were hospitalized with West Nile virus infection in the New York City area during August and September 1999. The review also covers treatment of West Nile virus infections, however, only standard hospital care can currently decrease the risk of complications in severe illness.

Von Willebrand Disease is the most common hereditary bleeding disorder. In persons with a deficiency of von Willebrand factor, normal blood clotting caused by blood platelets clumping together and sticking to the blood vessel wall does not function properly. The review covers results from experiments with pigs and dogs with family history of a bleeding disorder. It presents the effects of Levothyroxine administration and transfusion of Cryoprecipitate. The coagglutinin was active with human, dog, pig and bovine plasmas and with platelets of any one of these species. Medications such as desamino-8-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP) and Alphanate can raise levels of Von Willebrand factor and thereby reduce the tendency toward bleeding.

EurekaMag.com was launched in November 1998 as the online version of the French science magazine "Eurêka - Le magazine des sciences" published since 1995. During the past decade, it has emerged as a comprehensive aggregator of websites and references in biology, in the applied life sciences agriculture, horticulture and forestry, in the earth sciences, in the environmental sciences, and in the health sciences. During the end of 2010 it received ca. 40,000 page impressions per day but was republished after a change of ownership in early 2011.

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