Evolutionary Dynamics of West Nile Virus in the United States, 1999–2011:…

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is the first open-access journal devoted to the world's most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), such as elephantiasis, river blindness, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. Links to PLoSNTD content is shared via GHHub using the Creative Commons. http://www.plosntds.org/

by Germán Añez, Andriyan Grinev, Caren Chancey, Christopher Ball, Namita Akolkar, Kevin J. Land, Valerie Winkelman, Susan L. Stramer, Laura D. Kramer, Maria Rios West Nile virus (WNV), an arbovirus maintained in a bird-mosquito enzootic cycle, can infect other vertebrates including humans. WNV was first reported in the US in 1999 where, to date, three genotypes belonging to WNV lineage I have been described (NY99, WN02, SW/WN03)

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Evolutionary Dynamics of West Nile Virus in the United States, 1999–2011:…