Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 27th, 2006
"West Nile virus (WNV) has caused repeated large-scale human epidemics in North America since it was first detected in 1999 and is now the dominant vector-borne disease in this continent.
"Understanding the factors that determine the intensity of the spillover of this zoonotic pathogen from birds to humans (via mosquitoes) is a prerequisite for predicting and preventing human epidemics," researchers in the United States report.
According to A.M. Kilpatrick and colleagues at the Consortium for Conservation Medicine in New York, "We...
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