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Research Article

Economic Conditions Predict Prevalence of West Nile Virus

  • Ryan J. Harrigan equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ryan J. Harrigan, Henri A. Thomassen

    iluvsa@ucla.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Henri A. Thomassen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ryan J. Harrigan, Henri A. Thomassen

    Affiliation: Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Wolfgang Buermann,

    Affiliation: Institute of the Environment, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Robert F. Cummings,

    Affiliation: Orange County Vector Control District, Garden Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Matthew E. Kahn,

    Affiliation: Institute of the Environment, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Thomas B. Smith

    Affiliations: Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 12, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015437

About the Authors

Ryan J. Harrigan, Henri A. Thomassen, Thomas B. Smith
Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Wolfgang Buermann, Matthew E. Kahn
Institute of the Environment, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Robert F. Cummings
Orange County Vector Control District, Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Thomas B. Smith
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: iluvsa@ucla.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RJH HAT RFC MK. Performed the experiments: RJH HAT. Analyzed the data: RJH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RFC MK WB. Wrote the paper: RJH HAT TBS.