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      West Nile fever--a reemerging mosquito-borne viral disease in Europe.

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      Emerging Infectious Diseases

      Centers for Disease Control

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          West Nile virus causes sporadic cases and outbreaks of human and equine disease in Europe (western Mediterranean and southern Russia in 1962-64, Belarus and Ukraine in the 1970s and 1980s, Romania in 1996-97, Czechland in 1997, and Italy in 1998). Environmental factors, including human activities, that enhance population densities of vector mosquitoes (heavy rains followed by floods, irrigation, higher than usual temperature, or formation of ecologic niches that enable mass breeding of mosquitoes) could increase the incidence of West Nile fever.

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          Journal
          Emerg Infect Dis
          eid
          Emerging Infectious Diseases
          Centers for Disease Control
          1080-6040
          1080-6059
          Sep-Oct 1999
          : 5
          : 5
          : 643-650
          Affiliations
          Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic.
          Article
          2627720
          10511520
          Categories
          Research Article

          Infectious disease & Microbiology

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