Climate change projections of West Nile virus infections in Europe: implications for blood safety practices

@inproceedings{Semenza2016ClimateCP,
  title={Climate change projections of West Nile virus infections in Europe: implications for blood safety practices},
  author={Jan C. Semenza and Annelise Tran and Laura Espinosa and Bertrand Sudre and Dragoslav Domanovi{\'c} and Shlomit Paz},
  booktitle={Environmental health : a global access science source},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted by mosquitoes in both urban as well as in rural environments and can be pathogenic in birds, horses and humans. Extrinsic factors such as temperature and land use are determinants of WNV outbreaks in Europe, along with intrinsic factors of the vector and virus. METHODS With a multivariate model for WNV transmission we computed the probability of WNV infection in 2014, with July 2014 temperature anomalies. We applied the July temperature… CONTINUE READING
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