Rising temperatures could shift US West Nile virus transmission: New model suggests climate change may increase the areas in the US with optimal temperatures for West Nile virus transmission

ScienceDaily | Sep 15, 2020 at 8:32 PM
  • The results suggest that climate change could lead to the increased spread of West Nile virus in some places, while potentially causing a decrease in others, and provide insight on where and when these changes might occur.
  • The team validated their West Nile model using data on human virus transmission in the US.
  • This is compared to 30% of the population who live in places where summer temperatures are above the optimal temperature, meaning transmission will likely decrease with climate warming.