epidemic west nile virus encephalitis in tunisia.west nile fever (wnf) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus infection. it is epidemic in africa and asia. in autumn 1997, a wnf epidemic occurred in the sfax area (southeastern tunisia). fifty-seven patients were hospitalized with aseptic meningitis and/or encephalitis. search for specific anti-west nile virus (wnv) antibodies in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (csf) was performed using an elisa test. reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (rt-pcr) was used to detect the wnv genome in csf and br ...200515459502
[sero-epidemiological study of west nile virus circulation in human in tunisia.]west nile virus (wnv) is an arbovirus classified into the family of flaviviridae, genus flavivirus. it is responsible for neurological diseases that occurred frequently as outbreaks and considered as an emerging infection in different regions of the world. in tunisia, two outbreaks of meningoencephalitis due to this virus occurred, in 1997 and 2003. the virus circulation is studied only in sahel, region affected by the two epidemics. the aim of this study is to determine if wnv is present in oth ...201021161623
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