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Hybrid Mosquitoes Suspected in West Nile Virus Spread

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Science  05 Mar 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5663, pp. 1451
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5663.1451a

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On page 1535, genetic analyses of mosquitoes from five continents suggest a controversial explanation for why there have been few human outbreaks of West Nile virus in Europe: U.S. mosquitoes that transmit the virus may be hybrids of two strains.

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