West Nile Virus Q & A with Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD

Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, is head of the Gluck Equine Research Center in Kentucky and one of the world's leading authorities on equine infectious disease.

Q: What is West Nile encephalitis?

Inflammation of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) caused by a mosquito-borne virus named West Nile virus. This virus was first identified as far back as

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