Friday, March 10, 2006

Featured article from PLoS Biology April 2006

West Nile Virus Epidemics in North America Are Driven by Shifts in Mosquito Feeding Behavior.
"A shift in the feeding behavior of mosquitoes from birds to mammals in late summer amplifies the number of human infections of West Nile virus in the northeast and north-central US."

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