West Nile virus found in Culiseta inornata mosquito for the first time

03/1/2011 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

A parish in Louisiana has found the West Nile virus in the Culiseta inornata mosquito, a species that usually is active during winter and early spring. This is the first time that the virus has been found in this particular mosquito species. "While this indicates the [infection] cycle could be continuing during the winter, we aren't sure what effect this could have in late spring, early summer," said Charles Palmisano, director of the St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District.

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