West Nile virus outbreaks linked to ‘super-spreader’ birds – 10/27/11

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robin In the late 1990’s, West Nile Virus became the bane of horse owners throughout the United States.  A decade long analysis by University of Santa Cruz biologist Marm Kilpatrick has concluded that like any new immigrant, the deadly West Nile virus became American almost immediately after landing on our shores — altering itself to fit in and then infecting a popular backyard bird to secure a firm foothold in its new home.

CLICK HERE to read the whole story in the San Jose Mercury News.

DR. RAMEY NOTES – Vaccinating against West Nile Virus is good, cheap insurance for your horse.

 

 

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