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West Nile fever in Europe in 2018: an emerging problem or just an anomaly?
  1. Christopher Browne and
  2. Jolyon M. Medlock
  1. Eleanor Glendenning, Helen Roberts, Exotic Disease Control, Defra, London, UK
  2. Medical Entomology and Zoonoses Group, Public Health England, Salisbury, UK


Last summer saw an unusually high number of cases of West Nile fever in horses and people in south and south-east Europe, but it is too early to tell if this was a one-off increase or a sign of things to come. Here, Christopher Browne, Eleanor Glendenning, Jolyon Medlock and Helen Roberts discuss the various West Nile fever surveillance and control mechanisms in place in the UK.

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