Microbe Talk: West Nile Virus

Posted on August 17, 2018   by Laura Cox

West Nile Fever is a disease spread to humans and horses by mosquitoes. In Europe this year, there have been 230 cases of West Nile Fever, and 17 deaths. This month, we spoke with an expert to discuss where the virus comes from, what influences disease spread, and what infection looks like:

To find out more about the research done at APHA: www.gov.uk/government/organisa…ency/about/research
For outbreak reports from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: ecdc.europa.eu/en/home

To find out more about Flaviviruses: jgv.microbiologyresearch.org/content/jo…v.0.000672