Recent advances in understanding West Nile virus host immunity and viral pathogenesis

Tian Wang, Huanle Luo

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West Nile virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus, has been a significant public health concern in the United States for nearly two decades. The virus has been linked to acute viral encephalitis, neurological sequelae, and chronic kidney diseases. Neither antiviral drugs nor vaccines are currently available for humans. In vitro cell culture and experimental animal models have been used to study WNV infection in humans. In this review, we will focus on recent findings and provide new insights into WNV host immunity and viral pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number338
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Animal models
  • Host Immunity
  • Pathogenesis
  • West Nile Virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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