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Environmental clues sought for West Nile

Published 06/01/2009, The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS — The challenge of trying to predict human risk of West Nile virus each summer will have researchers studying satellite images of South Dakota and Ethiopia.
This ecological forecasting will look for clues in how precipitation, vegetation and temperature might influence mosquito populations and the resulting spread of West Nile Virus in the Northern Plains and malaria in the highlands of Ethiopia.

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