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Fifteen years of mosquito data implicate species most likely to transmit West Nile virus in Iowa

20:00 EDT 1 May 2019 | AAAS

(Iowa State University) A study published this week that analyzed 15 years of mosquito surveillance data shows Iowa's western counties experience a higher abundance of the species thought to most commonly carry West Nile virus. Culex tarsalis, the mosquito species most often implicated in West Nile transmission, usually becomes most active in early September. The data support similar findings in Nebraska and South Dakota.

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