University of Florida Veterinarian Troubleshoots West Nile Virus

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In 2001, University of Florida veterinarian Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, became an authority on West Nile virus by accident. That year, Long and other UF Large Animal Medicine clinicians saw some of the first Florida horses breaking with the mosquito-borne disease.

Prior to its arrival in Florida, there had been fewer than 100 cases of the disease diagnosed in the United States.

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