WEST NILE VIRUS

Neurological manifestations of West Nile virus infection

  • Objective: Describe a spectrum of neurological manifestation and long-term complications of West Nile virus infection
  • Lead Investigator: Art Leis, M.D.
  • Outside Collaborator: Mark A. Ross, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
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  • Funding: Mississippi State Department of Health (CDC), The Wilson Research Foundation, Jackson, MS
  • Status: Recruiting

Biomarkers of neurological injury in West Nile virus infection

  • Objective: To determine serum and CSF biomarkers of neurological injury across neurological spectrum of West Nile virus infection
  • Lead Investigator: Dobrivoje Stokic, M.D., D.Sc.
  • Outside Collaborator: Axel Petzold, M.D., Ph.D., UCL Institute of Neurology, Queens Square, London, UK; VU Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Funding: The Wilson Research Foundation, Jackson, MS
  • Status: Recruiting

West Nile Virus Research Network

  • Objective: Multi-disciplinary translational research program to investigate immediate and delayed effects of West Nile virus infection on the central nervous system in in-vitro, in-vivo, and human clinical models
  • MRC Investigators: Art Leis, M.D.; Dobrivoje S. Stokic, M.D., D.Sc.
  • Outside Investigators: Parminder J.S. Vig, Ph.D., Department of Neurology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS; Fengwei Bai, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Related Publications: New
  • Funding: West Nile Virus Research Fund administered by The Wilson Research Foundation, Jackson, MS
  • Status: Recruiting