West Nile virus may have mutated to more damaging strain
POSTED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:22am
Doctors are reporting troubling trends that affect the brain
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the West Nile virus of 2012, which has caused one of the worst outbreaks in years with more than 100 cases inside Harris County alone as of Nov. 2, may be getting worse.
In Galveston, University of Texas Medical Branch virologist Alan Barrett said viral samples from mosquitoes and birds in the Houston area show signs of genetic changes. To read more, head to The Houston Chronicle's website: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/West-Nile-virus-may-have-mutated-to-more-damaging-4028448.php