Delinquent mortgages, neglected swimming pools, and West Nile virus, California

William Reisen, Richard M. Takahashi, Brian D. Carroll, Rob Quiring

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Abstract

Adjustable rate mortgages and the downturn in the California housing market caused a 300% increase in notices of delinquency in Bakersfield, Kern County. This led to large numbers of neglected swimming pools, which were associated with a 276% increase in the number of human West Nile virus cases during the summer of 2007.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1747-1749
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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