2012 Texas West Nile Outbreak Linked to Mild Winter

Lessons learned in deadly resurgence may point the way to prevention, expert says

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Haley agreed, and said that if global warming leads to more mild winters, West Nile epidemics could potentially become more common. "This is a serious disease that is going to be with us for a while," he said. "And it could get worse."

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on West Nile virus.

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