West Nile Virus Fitness Costs in Different Mosquito Species

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West Nile virus (WNV) remains an important public health problem causing annual epidemics in the United States. Grubaugh et al. observed that WNV genetic divergence is dependent on the vector mosquito species. This suggests that specific WNV vector-bird species pairings may generate novel genotypes that could promote outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-430
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Arthropod-borne virus
  • Emergence
  • Evolution
  • Viral genetics
  • Viral population dynamics
  • West Nile virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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