West Nile virus infection and immunity

  title={West Nile virus infection and immunity},
  author={Mehul S Suthar and Michael S Diamond and Michael Gale},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
West Nile virus (WNV) is an emerging neurotropic flavivirus that is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. WNV has disseminated broadly in the Western hemisphere and now poses a significant public health risk. The continuing spread of WNV, combined with the lack of specific therapeutics or vaccines to combat or prevent infection, imparts a pressing need to identify the viral and host processes that control the outcome of and immunity to WNV infection. Here, we provide… CONTINUE READING
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