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Researchers call cardinals West Nile virus "supersupressors," because their lower viral blood levels are less likely to transmit the disease back to mosquitoes.
Arbovirus cases, including WNV, were down a bit in 2014, but the diseases had a broad impact.
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Paull SH, Horton DE, Ashfaq M, et al. Drought and immunity determine the intensity of West Nile virus epidemics and climate change impacts. Proc R Soc London B Biol Sci 2017 (published online Feb 8)
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