Effect of bird-to-bird transmission of the West Nile virus on the dynamics of the transmission of this disease.

Two recent publications report that direct bird-to-bird transmission of West Nile virus is possible. The effect of a bird-to-bird transmission on the transmission dynamics of this virus is studied through mathematical modeling. The model still treats the bird-to-mosquito-to-bird as the main transmission route. The results of numerical calculations show that… CONTINUE READING