"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."
-David Attenborough
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

West Nile Virus Strikes Animals in North America

Thousands of birds, horses, and humans have been hit by West Nile Virus across North America since 1999, when it was first discoverd. In case you don't know, West Nile Virus is a virus found in 48 species of mosquitos, 250 species of birds, and 18 species of mammals. The USGS is trying to learn more about West Nile Virus. They are also joining with other agencies for help. People aren't sure of the ways West Nile virus is affecting wildlife, but the NWHC (National Wildlife Health Center) is working on studies to research West Nile Virus. So, to be safe, wash your hands, and stay  clean because one of those 18 species of mammals affected by West Nile Virus are humans.

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