Climate change contributes to rise of West Nile virus in Europe

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A team of researchers from the Spatial Epidemiology Lab ( SpELL ) of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the bclimate group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) demonstrate in a new publication the contribution of climate change to the geographical expansion of West Nile virus in Europe. West Nile virus is transmitted by birds and mosquitoes, with mammals - primarily humans and horses - acting as dead-end hosts who cannot retransmit the virus to mosquitoes.
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