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West Nile Virus Transmission Linked to Land-use Patterns and 'Super-spreaders'
October 20, 2011
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.After its initial appearance in New York in 1999, West Nile virus spread across the United States in just a few years and is now well established throughout North and South America. Researchers have found that in most places, only a few key species of bird "hosts" and mosquito "vectors" are important in transmission of the virus. Full Story
University of California, Santa Cruz
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