West Nile virus: the current climate

Prow, Natalie A.; Khromykh, Alexander A.; Hall, Roy A.
April 2009
MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Apr2009, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p10
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the impact of West Nile virus (WNV), a member of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of flaviviruses, on public health in the U.S. It mentions that the virus has rapidly spread across North America and Argentina and maintains in nature via a mosquito-bird-mosquito cycle. Moreover, it states that the virus remains a major global public health concern with the growth of viral strains.


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