Changing patterns of West Nile virus transmission: altered vector competence and host susceptibility

@inproceedings{Brault2009ChangingPO,
  title={Changing patterns of West Nile virus transmission: altered vector competence and host susceptibility},
  author={Aaron C Brault},
  booktitle={Veterinary research},
  year={2009}
}
West Nile virus (WNV) is a flavivirus (Flaviviridae) transmitted between Culex spp. mosquitoes and avian hosts. The virus has dramatically expanded its geographic range in the past ten years. Increases in global commerce, climate change, ecological factors and the emergence of novel viral genotypes likely play significant roles in the emergence of this virus; however, the exact mechanism and relative importance of each is uncertain. Previously WNV was primarily associated with febrile illness… CONTINUE READING