Microbes After Hours: West Nile Virus

6/3/2013 12:00 AM

From the American Society of Microbiology:

West Nile virus wasn't first detected in North America until 1999 when an outbreak occurred in New York City. In the next five years, West Nile virus swept across the continent, reaching the Pacific shore in 2004, and 2012 saw a surge of West Nile Virus infections, particularly in the central United States. What exactly is West Nile Virus and why do outbreaks occur? This discussion aims to answer these and other questions.

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