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View Resource Migratory Birds and Spread of West Nile Virus in the Western Hemisphere

John H. Rappole and colleagues wrote this perspective article (for Emerging Infectious Diseases) on the potential implications of the spread of West Nile Virus by migrating birds. Although ornithophilic mosquitoes are the principal vectors of West Nile virus (in the Old World), several species of birds (mainly migrants) appear to be important introductory or amplifying hosts. Patterns of virus...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2640881/
View Resource Avian Influenza and Wild Birds in Africa: Ecology & Monitoring

In order to control and understand the spread of Avian Influenza in Africa, Cirad, a French organization that addresses international agricultural and development issues has created a website full of great features. There is a section on "Satellite Tracking", a "Surveillance Program", and a "Monitoring Program". Visitors can just click on the pictures next to the descriptions to go directly to...

https://www.cirad.fr/en/our-research/research-results/2010/w...