Autonomic Nervous Dysfunction in Hamsters Infected with West Nile Virus

@inproceedings{Wang2011AutonomicND,
  title={Autonomic Nervous Dysfunction in Hamsters Infected with West Nile Virus},
  author={Hong Wang and Venkatraman Siddharthan and Jeffery O. Hall and John D. Morrey},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Clinical studies and case reports clearly document that West Nile virus (WNV) can cause respiratory and gastrointestinal (GI) complications. Other functions controlled by the autonomic nervous system may also be directly affected by WNV, such as bladder and cardiac functions. To investigate how WNV can cause autonomic dysfunctions, we focused on the cardiac and GI dysfunctions of rodents infected with WNV. Infected hamsters had distension of the stomach and intestines at day 9 after viral… CONTINUE READING
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