Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 15th, 2003
Scientists at the University of Florida described "the first documented field transmission" of WN virus "by a North American mosquito."
"WN was first detected in northern Florida in 2001," according to C.R. Rutledge and coauthors. "An intensive mosquito trapping and surveillance program was conducted in this region for four nights to assess mosquito transmission of WN."
"Four mosquito traps, each with a single sentinel chicken, were placed at five different locations on each of four nights," the report indicated. "A total of 11,948 mosquitoes...
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