West Nile Virus
West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted by mosquito bites. Even if symptoms resemble the flu, WNV must be taken seriously since it can cause severe illness in humans.
Our team uses mosquito traps to study the geographic and seasonal incidence of the vector species as well as their viral activity.
This information allows public-health agents to intervene at the right place and time to control disease-carrying mosquitoes.