Risk factors for West Nile virus – by Dr Pandula Siribaddana – Helium

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“The disease is more common in temperate and tropical geographical areas and usually the disease is said to be found in Africa, Middle East and West Asia. But, from recent times, almost all American states have got affected and from time to time there are outbreaks of large number of patients with West Nile Disease.”

 

Useful little review on the how/why/what of WNV.  Including the fact that we Africans have been living with it forever…B-)

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2 Responses to “Risk factors for West Nile virus – by Dr Pandula Siribaddana – Helium”

  1. Robert Wardrup (@rrwepi) Says:

    What are the primary hosts and vectors in your area? I’m doing some work correlating precipitation trends and host/vector abundance and am wondering if you’ve come across any similar work in your location.

    • Ed Rybicki Says:

      Hi: you might contact some of the folk mentioned in my “Virology Africa” report – there has been some modelling of mosquito vs virus vs rain data in SOuth Africa, and they would know. Email me direct if no joy.

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