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Officials Say West Nile Could Be Worse This Year

The LSU AgCenter coordinated the state's second annual conference on Mosquito-borne Diseases in Louisiana this spring in Baton Rouge.

During the April 30 conference, a variety of experts warned West Nile virus is likely to be a bigger threat this summer than it was last year.

Those predictions were based on the way the virus has spread across a large portion of the country in just four years and the larger number of cases already seen in birds this spring. The experts also said the rapid spread of this disease is changing the way many people look at the threat of mosquito-borne diseases.

Last Updated: 3/4/2009 3:50:44 PM

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