Difference between revisions of "Talk:Sense RNA Virus: West Nile Virus"

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Comment from Charlie: I remember when the West Nile Virus scare received a wide spread of media attention - of course you hardly hear about it now. So it's interesting to read about it from a more pragmatic/overarching perspective. It seems like a good thing for scientists to research is why birds have much more severe symptoms, while humans can generally resist it. Perhaps finding this distinction would elucidate weaknesses of the West Nile virus. Also its interesting how mosquitoes are such effective vectors for virus transfer - I did not now that mosquitoes also can carry West Nile (malaria being the famous example). Nice article.